Official Statements

Migrant Women Need Access to Decent and Skilled Jobs Commensurate with Their Education and Experience, Says IOM on International Women's Day

03/07/11

Increased attention should be given to the situation of skilled
migrant women for whom qualifications and education do not always
translate into higher-skilled employment in destination countries,
says the International Organization for Migration (IOM), as it
marks International Women's Day today.

The camp population in Haiti has dropped to well below one million, according to an IOM country-wide assessment conducted between last November and January 2011. But despite the significant drop of Haitians living in displacement camps, the massive task of finding durable housing solutions remains a challenging aspect of the humanitarian response. © Daniel Desmarais 2010

Much Achieved but Durable Solutions for the Displaced Remain Biggest Hurdle to Haiti's Recovery

01/10/11

A significant drop in the number of Haitians living in displacement
camps one year on after the devastating earthquake is a welcome
sign of progress in recovery efforts but it still highlights the
massive task of finding durable housing solutions in the most
challenging aspect of the humanitarian response, says IOM.

In many countries, migrant workers at all skills levels will be needed for knowledge and innovation as well as for jobs that nationals cannot or do not want to fill. These include health care, looking after children and the elderly, public services, the service industry as well as agriculture and construction. © IOM 2007 - MCO0866 (Photo: Rocio Sanz)

Acknowledge the Benefits of Migration and Share That Vision, Says IOM on International Migrants Day

12/17/10

Governments need to open their eyes to the benefits of migration
and share that vision with the public at large, says the
International Organization for Migration (IOM) as it marks
International Migrants Day.

All too often now, the positive contributions migrants make to
society are being called into question as many governments adopt
short-sighted attitudes, presenting them as a burden to
convalescing economies or a drain on the welfare state.

Invest Now for Tomorrow's Migration, Says IOM's 2010 World Migration Report

11/25/10

The world will be taken by surprise by the relentless pace of migration unless States, international organizations and civil society make a concerted effort to invest in how they respond to it, says the World Migration Report (WMR) 2010 launched today by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

© IOM 2007 - MPH0122 (Photo: Angelo Jacinto)

Equal Rights and Opportunities for Safe Migration: A Pre-Requisite for Development Says IOM

03/07/10

Migration policies must offer equal opportunities to migrate to
both women and men to reduce women's vulnerability during migration
and to optimize the positive development impact of migration in
communities of origin, says the International Organization for
Migration (IOM), on the occasion of International Women's Day 2010.

© IOM 2009 - MPH0454 (Photo: Ray Leyesa)

Greater Efforts Needed to Tackle Environmental Migration beyond Copenhagen, says IOM on International Migrants' Day

12/17/09

Greater efforts are needed beyond Copenhagen to tackle the complex
issue of environmental and climate-induced migration, says the
International Organization for Migration (IOM) as it marks
International Migrants Day today.

Consumers Urged to Help End Demand for Exploited Labour in New IOM Campaign

10/18/09

Eliminating the demand for trafficked and exploited labour to
provide the cheap goods and huge profits desired by consumers and
businesses the world over is critical if global efforts to end
human trafficking are to be successful, says the International
Organization for Migration (IOM).

© Sven Torfinn/IOM 2006 - MSD0044

Vulnerabilities of Migrant Women Exacerbated by Inaccessibility to Maternal and Child Health Services

03/05/09

Migrant-hosting communities the world over need to provide
accessible, acceptable and affordable maternal and child health
services for all migrants, irrespective of their legal status, in
order to lessen the vulnerability of women to migration, says the
International Organization for Migration (IOM).

IOM Agrees to Observe Possible Odhiambo Surrender

02/02/09

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has agreed with
interested parties to act as an observer should Lord's Resistance
Army (LRA) second-in-command Okot Odhiambo, surrender to Ugandan
forces.

IOM, which has a long-standing history of providing
reintegration and reinsertion assistance to former combatants
around the world and in Uganda specifically since 2000, was
recently contacted by Odhiambo expressing his desire to
surrender.

See Migrants as Part of the Solution During Economic Crises, Says IOM on International Migrants’ Day

12/17/08

Countries should recognize the positive contribution that migrants
can make to economic growth and recovery and resist the temptation
to close doors to them in times of economic slowdown, says the
International Organization for Migration (IOM) as it marks
International Migrants' Day today.

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