Official Statements

Director General’s Award to Outstanding Staff


Brunson McKinley, Director General of the
International Organization for Migration (IOM), will today present
the annual Director General’s Award to staff in recognition
of outstanding work.

The ceremony takes place at 1600 local time at
the organization’s headquarters in Geneva.

IOM to Make Final Awards to Nazi Victims and Legal Successors under Two Major Claims Programmes by 30 September 2006


Kindly note that the GFLCP has now been completed and that IOM can no longer accept claims, issue cheques or make new payments to beneficiaries.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is entering the final phase of two programmes which make compensation payments to former slaves, forced labourers and other victims of the Nazi regime.

Immigration Debates Should Not Demonize Migrants


The current debates over immigration in
several developed countries should not demonize migrants, the
International Organization for Migration (IOM) said today.

Public perceptions in many developed countries
of migrants taking jobs, lowering wages and being a burden on
social services are not borne out by studies, including IOM’s
World Migration Report 2005.

Tens of Thousands of Roma Holocaust Survivors Face Desperate Future


Tens of thousands of Roma Holocaust
survivors living in Central and Eastern Europe are facing a
desperate future and possible death without basic humanitarian
assistance, warned the International Organization for Migration

Nearly 74,000 elderly and impoverished Roma
Holocaust victims have for the past four years received food,
clothing, firewood, coal and other forms of assistance from IOM to
enable them to survive, particularly through long and bitter

More Needs to Be Done to Address Stigma and Discrimination Towards Women Trafficked for Sexual Exploitation


More attention is needed to help women
trafficked for sexual exploitation overcome stigma and
discrimination if they are to fully recover from their ordeals and
reintegrate into society, said the International Organization for
Migration (IOM) as it marked International Women’s Day

Japan Contributes $8.6 million to IOM’s Aceh Peace Efforts


The International Organization for
Migration’s support to the Government of Indonesia’s
peace-building efforts in Aceh province today received a One
Billion Yen (US$8.6 million) contribution from the Japanese

IOM Compensates More Than 125,000 Holocaust Survivors and Other Nazi Victims Through Two Major Compensation Programmes


More than 60 years after the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, compensation awards and humanitarian assistance are still fostering post-war reconciliation