24 November 2021 - IOM in partnership with the Austrian Embassy visited Nigel town, to handover 80 soccer balls donated to the local football club by the city of Vienna in Austria. The Sputla Stars football academy was established by the soccer veteran Zebulon “Sputla” Nhlapo. Mr Nhlapo started the academy with the purpose to keep children from streets and most important to encourage them to play to- gether, respect and accept each other. The academy trains young boys and girls between the ages of 6 to 18 years from different backgrounds, cultures, and countries.
The United Nations team conducted a walkabout at the Midway Crossing Mall, Newlands. The Centre is a public/private partnership between the eThekwi- ni Municipality and the property developers.The site visit showcased different shops owned by locals and the still under construction of the Sizakala Custom- er Service Centre initiative by the city of eThekwini Municipality.This initiative features several communi- ty essential services including the Centre of excel- lence which seeks to help the community, particularly young people, to access IT skills and services to help them in job seeking activities.
In Musina - IOM participated in the 16 Days of Activism event organized by Musina Local Municipality at the Uniting Reformed Church which also runs a Children Shelter. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about Gender Based-Violence (GBV) and educate young girls and boys about the rights of women and children in the society.Amongst the partners involved were Musina Legal Aid Office,Thuthuzela Care Centre (TCC) and Red Cross Society.The Thuthuzela Care Centre representative delivered a key message to the participants as one of the organizations that provide support to victims of GVB. IOM delivered a message of support to the fight against gender-based violence.
Migration can be an effective poverty reduction tool for migrants and their families and can
make significant contributions to development efforts in both countries of origin and
Food insecurity can be a driver of migration for individuals and their families.
Addressing the health and well-being of migrants is a precondition for social and economic
Education can facilitate migrant children’s socio-economic integration and improve their
livelihoods as adults.
Water scarcity and related issues may impact on living standards, food availability and health
which in turn can be drivers of migration.
Inexpensive and alternative energy solutions can benefit vulnerable or displaced communities
with limited or no access to electricity.
Decent jobs and safe and secure work environments for migrants are essential if they are to
become productive members of society and contribute to economic growth. In 2019, USD 714
billion in international remittances were transferred globally by migrants and diaspora back to
Migration can be a source of empowerment for women and girls, but they can also be especially
vulnerable to violence, sexual abuse and exploitation.
Migrants can transfer valuable knowledge and skills to their countries of origin and
destination, helping to support technology development, research and innovation.
Effective migration governance is vital for safer, more orderly and regular migration, which is
a crucial factor to achieve sustainable development.
Migrants help cities to thrive and become more vibrant, successful centres of economy and life.
Promoting sustainable consumption and production patterns can help to protect migrant workers
Migration can be a potential climate change adaptation strategy and a way to build resilience.
Combatting marine and coastal ecosystem degradation and diversifying the livelihoods of
communities that are dependent on marine resources can help address forced displacement and
Deforestation, land degradation, desertification and biodiversity loss can have profound
impacts on communities whose livelihoods rely on natural resources and can be drivers of
Stronger, more transparent and accountable institutions and improved access to justice can help
to protect and promote migrants’ rights.
Timely, reliable and comparable data on migration can help policy makers devise evidence-based
policies and plans to address the migration aspects of the SDGs.
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