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  International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Home
This Organization was entrusted, inter alia, with the tasks of furnishing special migration assistance to ensure the smooth accomplishment of migratory movements and the settlement of the migrants in their countries of adoption; promoting the cooperation of governments and international organizations in the field of migration and refugees to countries of immigration and resettlement.
While the early activities of the Organization were limited to population movements from Europe to North America, Latin America and Oceania, international developments gradually led to an extension of the activities of the Organization on a world-wide basis.
IOM's mandate is to help ensure the orderly flow of international migrants; to promote international cooperation on migration issues; to aid in the search for practical solutions to migration problems; and to contribute to international solidarity by providing humanitarian assistance to people in need.
www.iom.int.vn   (1149 words)

 International Organization for Migration - Office in Romania
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
IOM is an independent organization, not an institution of the United Nations, but it has an agreement with the UN (a Memorandum of Understanding) as well as specific agreements with relevant UN agencies.
IOM is a partner organization in the GFLCP implementation worldwide of DM10 billion German compensation fund for Nazi-era slave and forced labourers.
www.un.ro /iom.html   (2114 words)

 IOM - About IOM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.
IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.
www.iom.int /en/who/main_vacancies.shtml   (175 words)

 International Organization for Migration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It Is the principal intergovernmental organization in the field of migration.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, be they refugees, displaced persons or other uprooted people.
IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and addressing forced migration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_Organization_for_Migration   (297 words)

 Activities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 1998-2002
Since Recommendation 1370 (1998), the international context has profoundly changed, with a virulent increase of phenomena such as irregular migration, smuggling and trafficking and with terrorism posing an indirect threat to the concept of a multicultural society and to the full integration of immigrants in their host country.
IOM has implemented a number of new counter-trafficking activities, by providing people with adequate pre-departure information (programmes in Russia, central and eastern Europe, the Balkans), co-operating with governments to improve the management of regular migration, the registration of the immigrant population and the assistance to victims of trafficking.
IOM is aware that the effective respect of migrant’s rights requires overcoming the old categorisation of “migrants” as opposed to “refugees”, with only the latter being entitled to international protection.
assembly.coe.int /Documents/WorkingDocs/doc03/EDOC9814.htm   (5136 words)

 UNFPA: POPULATION ISSUES: Meeting Development Goals
Migration is increasingly being perceived as a force that can contribute to development, and an integral aspect of the global development process.
Migration considerations are being incorporated into Poverty Reduction Strategies and broader planning policies, and will have an impact on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
UNFPA promotes the agenda of the International Conference on Population and Development in the area of migration by promoting policy dialogue and enhancing governments’ ability to respond to issues relating to international migration, to promote orderly migration flows and to address the needs of migrants.
www.unfpa.org /pds/migration.htm   (1242 words)

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Already international aid agencies, including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, are warning of the humanitarian impact of the unfettered growth of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, caused mainly by the burning of fossil fuels in industrialized nations.
As International institutions, we are committed to work together with the appropriately mandated agencies to support, facilitate and resource these processes and activities: Use of mass information campaigns in country of origin and destination to inform potential migrants and actual migrants of their rights and how to migrate in a regular fashion.
Organizational Initiatives Organizational initiatives is a term to identify those policies and practices established and implemented by employers in order to reduce discrimination and promote equality of opportunity in the work-place.
www.unhchr.ch /html/racism/migration.doc   (10241 words)

 OIM - International organization for migration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Founded in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
Migration is considered one of the defining global issues of the early twenty-first century, as more and more people are on the move today than at any other point in human history.
Migration has moved up the scale of important issues facing the countries of the developed world so that now it is at the top of the policy agenda of the G8 countries.
www.iom.cz /english/about-iom.shtml   (1476 words)

 International Organization for Migration (IOM)
The Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM) was established in Brussels on 5 December 1951.
International developments gradually led to an extension of the operations of the ICEM and in 1980, in recognition of the ICEM's global role, it was renamed Intergovernmental Committee for Migration (ICM).
According to the IOM constitution, any state with a demonstrated interest in the principle of free movement of persons, which undertakes to make a financial contribution at least to the administrative requirements of the Organisation, may join.
www.dfa.gov.za /foreign/Multilateral/inter/iom.htm   (506 words)

 International Labour Organization - Home
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the tripartite UN agency which brings together governments, employers and workers of its member states in common action to promote decent work throughout the world.
International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour: IPEC
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to reducing poverty, achieving fair globalization and advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.
www.ilo.org   (594 words)

 BLUE: Polemic Archive - What Is The IOM [International Organization for Migration]
IOM played an important role in an early brain drain from the Eastern Bloc to the West and in establishing new pro-capitalist states.
IOM has 19 regional sub-offices: the Brussels office covers cooperation with most other West-European governments, Germany and Italy have their own representatives in Bonn an Rome, the Helsinki office works towards Balticum, the Budapest office covers southeast Europe etc. its over 100 field offices and representations act as a ‘warning system migration’.
Their aim is to standardize migration policies of the member states' governments, whilst at the same time the applicant states must to accept those same standards unconditionally before joining the EU.
www.bluegreenearth.us /archive/polemic/kralj1.html   (979 words)

 International Migration and Multiculturalism
International migration is also addressed by other Interational and Intergovernmental Organizations in the context of their existing mandates.
IOM provides for the orderly transfer of migrants, refugees, displaced persons, and others in need of international migration services under its "International Migration Activities," while its "Programmes for the Transfer of Qualified Human Resources" help developing countries meet the need for highly skilled manpower.
The UNFPA has recently played a major role in bringing attention to the subject of international migration, notably in the context of the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in September 1994.
www.unesco.org /most/migration/partners.htm   (833 words)

 Geneva Migration Group
The Global Migration Group (GMG) is an inter-agency group bringing together heads of agencies which seeks to promote the wider application of all relevant international and regional instruments and norms relating to migration, and to encourage the adoption of more coherent, comprehensive and better coordinated approaches to the issue of international migration.
The GMG was established by the United Nations Secretary-General in early 2006 in response to a recommendation of the Global Commission on International Migration for the establishment of a high-level inter-institutional group of agencies involved in migration-related activities.
IOM acts with its partners to: uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants; encourage social and economic development through migration; assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; and advance understanding of migration issues.
www.ohchr.org /english/bodies/cmw/GMG.htm   (1614 words)

 IOM Moldova - Main
Maximizing the gains from migration and remittances in Moldova is targeted by a project launched for 2007-2008 by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission to the Republic of Moldova.
Governmental officials, representatives of international organizations and civil society discussed the different aspects of migration and its impact on the human dimension and development of the Republic of Moldova during a roundtable organized on December 19, 2006.
The event was organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on the occasion of the International Migrants' Day, annually marked on 18th December as the International Day of Solidarity with Migrants.
www.iom.md   (1185 words)

 The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Human Rights Protection in the Field: Current Concerns ...
The IOM, however, has no mechanism—either internal or external—to evaluate whether decisions to return are, in fact, made under duress or under circumstances that are directly or indirectly coercive, or to assess that conditions in certain countries are safe enough to allow for returns.
The IOM does not evaluate whether an asylum seeker has had a full and fair asylum determination procedure, nor does it conduct systematic post-return monitoring of any migrants, which heightens the fear that people could be returned in the absence of any mechanism to determine if their continuing safety is assured.
IOM was tasked with conducting a fact-finding and information campaign; developing a standardized claim form; establishing a series of claim registration offices; and offering facilities where property disputes could be settled through voluntary mediation.
hrw.org /backgrounder/migrants/iom-submission-1103.htm   (7932 words)

 IOM - International Organization for Migration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
An intergovernmental organization established in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
Migration is a catalyst for change and development, and in a world that is changing at a lightning pace, not harnessing the power of migration is shortsighted.
Trafficking in Human Beings and the 2006 World Cup in Germany investigates whether there was an increase in the number of women trafficked to Germany for sexual exploitation during the 2006 World Cup, and looks at the steps taken to counter trafficking during the event.
www.iom.int /jahia/jsp/index.jsp   (366 words)

 HCI International. International Organization of Migration (IOM)
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental body committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
The IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assists in meeting the operational challenges of migration.
Many of the IOM offices are in remote areas of the world with little technology infrastructure.
www.hcii.com /iom.htm   (222 words)

 New Directions at the International Organization for Migration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This Geneva-based multilateral organization was established outside of the United Nations system in the aftermath of World War II to help resolve the problems of displaced persons in Europe.
Agreeing with Newland’s introduction, McKinley said that the IOM is determined to play a leadership role in migration issues, but faces great challenges due to the lack of consensus among governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations.
By putting together a package of migration measures with a "return loop" that benefits the country of origin, the Southern Strategy seeks to portray returning migrants as a resource for their country in practical terms (using professional skills to help communities or training unskilled migrants to start new industries, such as computer programming).
www.ceip.org /programs/migrat/Old/migiom.htm   (1665 words)

 United Nations in Ukraine | International Organization for Migration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading international organization working with migrants and governments to provide a humane response to migration challenges.
Established in 1951 as an intergovernmental organization to resettle European displaced persons, refugees and migrants, IOM has grown to encompass a variety of migration management activities throughout the world.
The IOM Mission in Ukraine was established in 1996 in Kyiv and at the same time Ukraine became an observer state of IOM.
www.un.kiev.ua /en/iom   (245 words)

 IOM Iraq - International Organization for Migration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
IOM’s programme matches patients from the official ‘Ministry of Health Medical Evacuation List’ with pro-bono medical treatment offered by hospitals and charities across the region.
IOM has conducted similar medical evacuation programmes in Kosovo and Bosnia Herzegovina, and now seeks your support to assist medical evacuation for Iraq.
As of December 2005 international staff have returned to Iraq to further strengthen IOM's capacity on the ground.
www.iom-iraq.net /index.html   (286 words)

 Statement by IOM at the World Summit for Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 August 2002
International migration, which is quantitatively and qualitatively substantial (affecting some 150 million people worldwide), has always existed.
We are now witnessing such a situation just about everywhere in the world, and IOM cannot but draw your attention to the political and economic risk attendant on strategies that excessively limit opportunities for legal migration, and are giving added momentum to irregular migration.
IOM urges that migration, whose transversal dimension is obvious, be no longer addressed strictly from the viewpoint of control and repression, but be really incorporated into sustainable development by drawing on the skills and resources of the diaspora in a framework of mobility and exchange.
www.un.org /events/wssd/statements/iomE.htm   (1375 words)

 International Migration - Journal Information
International Migration is a refereed, policy oriented journal on migration issues as analysed by demographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and other social scientists from all parts of the world.
It covers the entire field of policy relevance in international migration, giving attention not only to a breadth of topics reflective of policy concerns, but also attention to coverage of all regions of the world and to comparative policy.
The need to manage the growing flows of international migrants for the benefits of sending, receiving, and transit countries as well as for the benefit of the migrants themselves is one of the most important challenges of the 21st century.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /journal.asp?ref=0020-7985   (662 words)

 Choike - Migration: Hemispheric Conference
This Conference, convened by ECLAC and the International Organization for Migration, took place in Santiago, Chile, from 20-22 November 2002, at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
It was attended by delegations from ECLAC member governments, representatives from international organizations, and civil society institutions involved in the issue.
An organization that works to promote and protect the rights of migrants with respect as basic values, supporting the work of migrant organizations in the different regions by using the Internet as a tool networking and the dissemination of information.
www.choike.org /nuevo_eng/informes/753.html   (762 words)

 Constitution of the International Organization for Migration
The Organization shall recognize the fact that control of standards of admission and the number of immigrants to be admitted are matters within the domestic jurisdiction of States, and, in carrying out its functions, shall conform to the laws, regulations and policies of the States concerned.
Contributions to the operational expenditure of the Organization shall be voluntary and any contributor to the Operational part of the Budget may stipulate with the Organization terms and conditions, consistent with the purposes and functions of the Organization, under which its contributions may be used.
The Organization shall enjoy such privileges and immunities as are necessary for the exercise of its functions and the fulfilment of its purposes.
www.fd.uc.pt /CI/CEE/OI/OIM/Constitution_of_the_OIM.htm   (2587 words)

 International Organization for Migration on Trafficking in SE Asia
International Organization for Migration on Trafficking in SE Asia
Founded through a joint initiative of the United States and Belgium in 1951, the IOM is an intergovernmental organization "committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society," according to its mission statement.
Priority areas for the development and strengthening of counter-trafficking programs and initiatives are needed, in particular, the development of regional and cross-regional efforts, which include NGOs and international organizations in addition to governments.
www.usembassy.it /file2001_01/alia/a1012903.htm   (858 words)

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