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UNDERSTANDING. Ukrainian survivor of trafficking recovering in IOM's Rehabilitation Centre says farewell to Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, the spouse of the UN Secretary-General
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Counter-Trafficking NGO Coalition Members Receive Advanced Social Work Certification

14 April 2014

Almost 30 representatives of non-governmental organizations united under the umbrella of the All-Ukrainian Counter-Trafficking NGO Coalition participated in a six-day career enhancement training on vulnerable families’ and individuals’ social case management last week. The training was arranged at the Postgraduate Studies Institute of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. Prominent social work theorists and practitioners were invited as tutors: lecturers of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University and Kyiv Mohyla Academy, specialists of the Kyiv Social Services Centre for Families, Children and Youth, and experts of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) Ukraine. All the participants successfully passed the final exam and received state career advancement certificates. >>read more

 

Head of Ukraine MOI Counter-Trafficking Department visits IOM office

3 April 2014

The newly appointed Head of the Counter-Trafficking Department of the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine, Mr. Mykhailo Andrienko, met with the IOM Ukraine Chief of Mission, Mr. Manfred Profazi, and Mission staff. Both parties expressed their willingness to continue long-term cooperation in fighting modern-day slavery: assisting victims of trafficking and prosecuting criminals. >>read more

 

Study visit to the Republic of Estonia for customs officials

18 March 2014

On 18–20 March 2014, International organization for Migration (IOM), in cooperation with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), will carry out a study visit to Estonia for 20 customs officials from the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine on the “Electronic pre-arrival information exchange system”. Special attention will be given to the use of the pre-arrival information exchange system and to sharing experience and good practices on the regional level. The activity envisages visits to the Estonian Tax and Customs Board, the Sillamäe waiting area, and the Narva border crossing point. Moreover, the Import Control System (ICS), work procedures, methods of risk analysis and the electronic reservation system for border crossing, among other topics, will also be presented to the participants. >>read more

 

IOM and International Institute for Connections with Diaspora to strengthen cooperation

6 February 2014

On 28 January, IOM Ukraine’s Chief of Mission Manfred Profazi met with the Director of National Lviv Polytechnic University’s International Institute for Education, Culture and Connections with Diaspora, Iryna Kluchkovska. The meeting was also attended by IOM Ukraine’s Labour Migration Project Manager Anastasia Vynnychenko and the Institute’s Lead Researcher, Oksana Pyatkovska. Mr. Profazi and Ms. Kluchkovska discussed a number of important issues related to international migration and the Ukrainian diaspora, other issues of common interest, and agreed on further cooperation and mutual events. >>read more

 

Over 2,000 Migrants Perished This Year Globally, IOM Reports

18 December 2013

The International Organization for Migration warns today that unless the international community takes decisive action to address the causes of irregular migration, more migrant lives will be lost at the hands of people smugglers and traffickers. Observing International Migrants Day (18 December) the Organization’s Director General, William Lacy Swing noted that 2013 may have been the costliest year on record in terms of lives lost, for migrants seeking to cross international borders clandestinely. >>read more

 

Ukrainian public and private sector engaged in migration and development discussions

21 November 2013

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission in Ukraine, in cooperation with the National Bank of Ukraine gathered over 20 representatives of the Ukrainian Government, Parliament, private sector and academia, to engage in a dialogue on ways to better utilize migration potential for the country's development. This was the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the IOM-implemented project Research and Policy Dialogue Initiative on Migration and Remittances in Ukraine, funded by the Government of Canada. As previously reported, with this initiative Canadian Government and IOM will assist the Government of Ukraine in developing policies to effectively harness the link between migration and development through increasing awareness among key stakeholders on the nature, use and impact of remittances entering Ukraine, describing migrants and their households overall financial behaviour, as well as assessing the overall impact of migration on the country's socio-economic development. >>read more

 

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