We Celebrates: IOM's 65th Anniversary

Since 1951 IOM assisted millions of people all over the world. Read more about IOM activities over the last decades and watch 65th Anniversary Film.

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Travel and work abroad safely with a mobile app SAFE!

Do not become a victim of human trafficking and download the new mobile application SAFE TRAVEL AND WORK ABROAD before travelling abroad! Available on the Google Play, in the App Store and on the IOM web site www.safe.iom.sk.

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IOM joins the United Nations

IOM joins the UN System as the UN Migration Agency at the Summit for Refugees and Migrants, at UN HQ in New York on 19 September 2016. Watch the IOM-UN agreement signing ceremony.

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About IOM

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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IOM Support for Migrants and Refugees Enduring Winter Conditions in Greece

International Organization for Migration (IOM) expresses its concern for many migrants and asylum seekers housed in camps and in Greece and particularly on the Greek islands enduring freezing winter conditions across Eastern Mediterranean. The region has been hit by some of the heaviest snowfall and the most severe icy temperatures in years.

IOM calls for comprehensive, rapid action to protect and alleviate the suffering of these people. IOM continues to work with the EU, the Greek Government and partners to improve conditions in Greece.


Global Migration Film Festival Brought to Slovakia Three Unique Films

At the occasion of the International Migrant's Day and its 65th anniversary International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized the first Global Migration Film Festival that was held at Kino Lumière in Bratislava on 15 December 2016.

Apart from Slovakia, the festival was held in December 2016 in nearly 90 countries worldwide. It brought to Slovak audience real stories of migrants during their arduous journeys for a new life – on their migration in Africa, en route to Europe and on life of migrants in Europe.


IOM Celebrates its 65th Anniversary

International Organization for Migration (IOM) was established on 5 December 1951 with the aim to assist with the resettlement of the many Europeans who were displaced in the aftermath of World War II. Since then, IOM assisted millions of people forced to flee their homes and countries due to danger, conflicts, disasters, or those who left in search of better opportunities for themselves and their families.

Nowadays, IOM activities cover a wide range of migration issues in more than 150 countries worldwide. In September 2016 IOM joined the United Nations System.


Application SAFE Prepares You for Safe Travel and Work Abroad

International Organization for Migration (IOM) created a new mobile application Safe Travel & Work Abroad, which by means of interactive game and useful information points out the risks of human trafficking. Download the application to your smartphone before travelling abroad and you will have all the useful information always with you – whether you travel abroad on holidays or for work.

The mobile application is available on Google Play and App Store (for Android and iOS) and on the IOM web site www.safe.iom.sk in five languages: Slovak, English, Czech, Polish and Hungarian.


19 September 2016: IOM Joined the United Nations

On 19 September 2016, International Organization fo Migration (IOM) became part of the United Nations (UN) System as a related organization. The UN-IOM Agreement was signed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and IOM Director General William Lacy Swing at the UN Headquarters in New York. More information is available on the IOM Global web site, on the web site of the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants and the UN Media web site (photos and videorecording of the signing ceremony).


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IOM - Join the I am a migrant campaign | #iamamigrant

Join the i am a migrant campaign

It is important to show that behind every migrant, there is a story worth hearing. Share your migrant story through the "i am a migrant" campaign that promotes better perception of migrants and migration. And invite others to do the same! More information can be found at http://iamamigrant.org.

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IOM Training Manual: Prevention of Human Trafficking

IOM Training Manual: Prevention of Human Trafficking

The manual serves as a practical tool for professionals who work with potential victims of human trafficking. It introduces the human trafficking issue and includes suggestions for group activities which can be used by teachers, people working in the area of prevention, lectors and other professionals to prepare lectures or further education activities on risks of human trafficking. The manual also provides tips on safe travelling and working abroad and gives advice on how not to become a victim of human trafficking.

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