International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading international, inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. It acts in accordance with the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits both migrants and society. IOM has been active in Slovakia since 1996 where it continuously implements various projects and activities in the areas of migrant integration, assisted voluntary returns, counter trafficking, resettlement of migrants and coordination of the European Migration Network activities.
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- 28 August 2015
This article is published only in Slovak language.
Medzinárodná organizácia pre migráciu (IOM) hľadá na trojmesačnú stáž na oddelení boja proti obchodovaniu s ľuďmi (Counter-Trafficking – CT) študentov denného a diaľkového štúdia sociálnej práce, psychológie, medzinárodných vzťahov alebo sociológie, s výbornou znalosťou slovenského a anglického jazyka, ktorí sú samostatní a zaujímajú sa o témy migrácie a obchodovania s ľuďmi. Uzávierka prijímania žiadostí o stáž je 11. septembra 2015. Predpokladaný nástup na stáž je v druhej polovici septembra 2015. Ak máte záujem o túto stáž v IOM Bratislava, prečítajte si viac informácií.
- 20 August 2015
Check out the brand new issue of the IOM Slovakia Newsletter 01/2015 01/2015 with invitations to interesting events and news about achievements of IOM. If you wish to receive the IOM Slovakia Newsletter directly to your e-mail, you can subscribe here: http://iom.sk/en/subscribe-to-iom-bratislava-newsletter.
- 19 August 2015
IOM Director General William Lacy Swing's message for World Humanitarian Day (19 August): "Picture a scene at International Aid Headquarters in Erbil Iraq: A family has been waiting for hours in the hot sun. They need some basic information about the “who, when where” of an aid distribution…but communication has broken down, because the guard is unable to help. He doesn’t know how to engage upward to his superiors to find an answer, nor directly to the needy—and that is how missions fail to meet their goals."
On World Day against Trafficking in Persons, IOM calls for renewed commitment against exploitation and trafficking
- 30 July 2015
Geneva, July 30, 2015 – Citing a new study, “Addressing Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Times of Crisis”, International Organization for Migration Director General William Lacy Swing called the exploitation and trafficking of victims, a growing phenomenon in a world awash in conflict and natural disasters.
“Trafficking in persons not only flourishes during a disaster, it is a direct result of disasters, every bit as much as the infrastructural damages, the loss of life or the food shortages which garner far more attention,” said Ambassador Swing.
- 30 July 2015
CRISIS SITUATIONS ARE LABORATORIES FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKERS, says Ambassador William Lacy Swing, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
"When disaster strikes, the humanitarian community rushes to respond. We mobilize resources, activate response mechanisms, send doctors, search and rescue teams, logisticians, counsellors, engineers, equipment, tarpaulins, food, medicine and water. All the paraphernalia of an emergency response, swings into action, to conflict zones, natural calamities, or man-made disasters."