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IOM participates successfully in the Mail & Guardian African Truth Dialogue

3 March 2015 – IOM, UNHCR and UNICEF joined forces with the Mail and Guardian African Truth Dialogues to have a debate on xenophobia held at WITS University.  The panel discussion included Clementine Nkweta-Salami, UNHCR Regional Representative for Southern Africa, Richard Ots, IOM Chief of Mission, Andries Viviers, Education Specialist at UNICEF, Her Excellency Ambassador Uche Ajulu-Okeke, Nigerian Consulate General, Jean Pierre-Misago, researcher at the African Center Migrations Studies and Marc Gbaffou, Chairperson of the African Diaspora Forum.

IOM to participate in the upcoming Mail & Guardian Africa African Truth Dialogue series

02 March 2015, Pretoria: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will take part in the Mail & Guardian Africa African Truth Dialogue set to take place on March 3rd at Wits University. The dialogue will examine issues around the continuous rise of antipathy towards foreign nationals which threatens tolerance and peace within the Africa-rising narrative.

IOM hosts a SADC High Level Dialogue on funding for development in the region

International Organization for Migration (IOM) supported a Multi-sectorial High Level Dialogue during the SADC Health Minister meeting hosted by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, on 14 January. The meeting brought together SADC health ministers, development partners, donors, private sector companies and civil society to discuss coordinated interventions to eliminate HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB in Southern Africa by 2030.

IOM Congratulates UJ Students for winning the Gold Assegai Award

An awareness raising campaign on Human Trafficking developed by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) students and supported by IOM has scooped Gold Award at this year’s prestigious Assegai Awards.

IOM hosts a two-day Summit on migration and health in Ehlanzeni District Municipality

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), and the Ehlazeni District Municipality (EDM), recently convened the first ever dialogue focusing on migration and health in the District on 16 to 17 October at the at Pine Lake Inn, White River (Nelspruit).

UJ Students Honoured for their Contribution towards the Fight against Human Trafficking

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has today honoured University of Johannesburg (UJ) students from the Departments of Strategic Communication and Graphic Design for their contribution towards the fight against trafficking in persons in South Africa.

Earlier this year, IOM partnered UJ to develop integrated awareness raising campaigns on Human Trafficking in South Africa as part of the University’s annual Strategic Communication curriculum and student assessment.

IOM Marks Human Trafficking Awareness Week in South Africa

Every year, South Africa marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Week in an effort to increase awareness of trafficking in persons across the country. This year the week will run from today through next Friday (3-10 October).

IOM #MigrationMeans Campaign to Stimulate Dialogue on Migration in South Africa

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has launched a social media campaign to advance understanding of migration through the individual stories from migrants and host communities and also promote the diverse work of the organization in South Africa and across the world.

Winning stories for the IOM/UNHCR World Refugee Day Writing Contest

Having successfully completed an intense and thorough adjudication process for the IOM/UNHCR World Refugee Day Writing Contest, led by senior officials both from the International Organization for Migration and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and an independent evaluator from Lawyers for Human Rights, we have selected top three winning stories.

It is with great pleasure to announce the winners as follows;

1st place – His Unforgettable Journey to South Africa by Shireen Mukadam - Apple MacBook AIR