Migration at the UN

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In its first year, Unmapped is inviting writers of fiction and non-fiction living in New York to submit their unpublished original stories showcasing the experiences of migrants and migration in New York.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

António Manuel de Carvalho Ferreira Vitorino elected as new Director General of UN Migration Agency

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 International Organization for Migration’s next Director General.

Mr. Vitorino, 61 (DOB 12 January 1957), succeeds the United States’ William Lacy Swing, who is leaving IOM after serving two five-year terms as Director General. Mr. Vitorino’s directorship begins on 1 October 2018.

First International Dialogue on Migration of 2018 Underway in New York: IOM

New York – The first International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) of 2018 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s major forum for policy dialogue – is currently underway. The first of the two dialogues to be held this year, this week’s discussions (26-27/03) are focusing on partnership and taking place at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.

New Approaches Needed to Combat Human Trafficking from Conflict Areas

New York — With international attention focused on ongoing conflicts and the mass displacement they cause, the international community is increasingly looking at one aspect of this that is relevant to IOM’s work globally: how to better address the growing link between organized crime and terrorist groups, and the resulting trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants from conflict areas.