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February 22, 2017

International Organization for Migration announces essay and multimedia competition in partnership with the Department of Home Affairs


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is proud to partner with the Department of Home Affairs for the 2016 Mkhaya Migrant Awards. IOM’s core mandate is to promote humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. We strive to do this by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM works to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people.

IOM and stakeholders embark on a 5km march against human trafficking


Stakeholders from Government and Civil Society took to the streets of Tshwane to raise their voice against the trafficking of persons on October 13th.

Mercy House in partnership with the International Organization for Migration, the Department of Social Development, the City of Tshwane, the Department of Home Affairs, marched throughout the city on a five kilometre march, raising public awareness on an issue that is not given enough public attention.

Johannesburg Students Launch Social Media Campaign to Combat Human Trafficking

IOM, in partnership with University of Johannesburg (UJ) strategic communications students, has rolled out a week-long social media campaign across South Africa for Human Trafficking Week, 3-7 October 2016.

The campaign forms part of the university’s annual strategic communications curriculum and is included in student assessment. This type of collaboration gives the students an opportunity to be involved with complex social issues such as human trafficking.

IOM celebrates Mandela Day with boys from Tshitandani shelter and Casa Caritas receives their wish list items


The International Organization for Migration in partnership with Save the Children visited Tshitandani Child Care Foundation in Tshikota village, Makhado in Limpopo Province to celebrate Mandela Day.

Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July 2009. It was inspired by Mandela’s call a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that “it is in your hands now”.

IOM workshop tackles issues of mixed migration with stakeholders


The International Organization for Migration hosted a two day workshop on “Building Migration Management Capacity among stakeholders in Durban.

The workshop aimed to strengthen first line officials’ awareness on the international and regional legal instruments for the protection of vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the context of mixed migration. It brought together stakeholders from civil society and government to discuss migration issues in their respective fields.

IOM Member States endorse move to join United Nations System

JUNE 30 2016

GENEVA, Switzerland—Member states of the International Organisation for Migration, meeting at its Special Council in Geneva earlier today, unanimously  approved IOM’s entry into the United Nations system.  A resolution adopted unanimously by the IOM Council approves the IOM-UN relationship agreement paving the way for IOM’s entry into the United Nations system as a related organization. This decision, which was taken unanimously by IOM membership saw and overwhelming majority recognize IOM’s operational efficiency, flexibility and cost effectiveness.

Compensation Summit for ex and current miners – correcting the past


A two day Integration of Compensation Systems Summit was held under the theme “Access to equitable, fair and sustainable compensation system for all workers” in Johannesburg on the 19th & 20th of May 2016.

It was hosted by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC), Department of Labour and the Department of Health.

A strong force to reckon with, Patricia makes history everyday


Growing up in a town called Kipushi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Patricia Mudiayi has never imagined that 18 years later, she would be a migrant who is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to changing the lives of other migrants who migrated to South Africa for various reasons. As a stranger in a foreign country and where the role of migrants is often misunderstood, her hope was to find a job and make a living.

IOM launches 2016 Migration Governance Index

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with The Economist Intelligence Unit, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2016 Migration Governance Index (MGI). Set to be launched on 20 May 2016, the study was designed as a bench-marking tool, not as a ranking system to compare countries’ performance as far as migration governance is concerned.