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New York – On International Migrants Day (18/12), Fordham University and IOM launched the writing competition Unmapped: migration stories of New York.

Geneva - On Friday 29 June 2018, the member states of the IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, elected Portugal’s António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino as the...

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Unmapped: migrant stories of New York writing competition is launched

New York – On International Migrants Day (18/12), Fordham University and IOM launched the writing competition Unmapped: migration stories of New York.

In its first year, Unmapped is inviting writers of fiction and non-fiction living in New York to submit their unpublished original stories showcasing the experiences of migrants and migration in New York.

A port city transformed into the cultural centre of the world by travellers, New York City boasts the benefits of migration.

This year IOM is celebrating its 65th anniversary