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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.

Government of Zimbabwe and IOM Lead the Development of First Ever Health Information Portal for the Southern Africa Development Community

“This portal is an innovative and collaborative first-of-its-kind health information sharing tool in the region. It is a paradigm shift in development of sustainable solutions in addressing Southern Africa’s long standing health challenges”. Said  Hon. Dr P Parirenyatwa, Minister of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe in his opening remarks.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe is hosting a two day consultative health meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe.


IOM hosts Ripfumelo Project Review Workshop

International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted a weeklong project review workshop as part of a regular monitoring and evaluation exercise for Ripfumelo. Aimed to review the progress of the implementation of the project and addressing challenges related to programme implementation, the workshop convened various implementing partners (IPs), IOM officials and other stakeholders.

Over 40 accomplices comprising of IPs, directors of organizations, finance managers, programmes coordinators/managers, and M&E officers, participated on the workshop.

10 years of saving and improving the lives of migrants in Hoedspruit – Hlokomela

International Organization for Migration (IOM) has honoured the Hoedspruit Training Trust (HTT) for their outstanding contribution towards improving the lives of farm workers and mobile populations in Hoedspruit. IOM has been funding Hlokomela programme; an initiative aimed at reducing the HIV/AIDS prevalence and the impact of AIDS among commercial workers and their families through an integrated programme of prevention, treatment and care.

IOM hosts Southern Africa Regional Stakeholders’ Workshop to discuss priority actions to address mixed and irregular migration

South Africa – Following the Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) Conference held in Zimbabwe in July 2015, IOM, UNHCR, UNODC, UNICEF and Save the Children International yesterday (30/11) jointly launched a regional stakeholder workshop to facilitate technical discussions for the implementation of priority actions identified at the 2015 Ministerial MIDSA.

IOM awards UJ students for nation building campaign

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has acknowledged the efforts by the students of the University of Johannesburg’s Department of Strategic Communication and Graphic Design in developing a media campaign that is aimed at creating awareness on issues of migration in South Africa and Africa at large.