Migration at the UN

UN Agencies Vow to Tackle Migration Challenge through Improved Food Security and Rural Development

New York – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the Permanent Missions of Mexico, Italy and the Philippines, this year marked World Food Day at an event themed Change the Future of Migration: Invest in Food Security and Rural Development.

Photo Show by International Organization for Migration, TOGETHER Initiative Aimed at Drawing Attention to Vulnerabilities of Crisis-affected Migrants

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 16 January — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN'sTOGETHER initiative launched a photo exhibition at Headquarters today with the aim of drawing attention to the plight of migrants in vulnerable situations around the world.

Film Makers from Italy, Slovenia, USA to be Honoured at 2016 Plural+ Youth Video Festival

United States - At 7.00pm on 27 October, in the Paley Center for Media, New York, young media makers from around the world will be honoured at the 2016 PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival and Awards.

The ceremony will be hosted by Victoria Pannell, a young New York community activist, and is open to the public. Selected from more than 300 video from 68 countries worldwide, PLURAL+ 2016 is honored to announce its four International Jury Winners.

UN-backed committee launches guides to assist aid workers in curbing sexual exploitation

29 September 2016 – A United Nations-backed inter-agency committee today launched two guides to assist aid workers worldwide in setting up sexual exploitation and abuse prevention and response systems in humanitarian settings.

“The reason we need these tools is because we are still having too many violations,” said William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at a panel discussion on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse at UN Headquarters in New York this afternoon, during which the guides were officially released.

IOM and Fordham University cement their partnership

New York – At Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus on 27 September, on behalf of IOM, Director General Swing signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fordham’s International Institute for Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA). The signed agreement strengthens relations between IOM and Fordham. IIHA was founded in 2001 in partnership with the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC).