01 June 2012
Marking Child Protection Day, IOM launches its new awareness campaign against trafficking in children for forced begging today, mainly focusing on football fans who will visit Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Lviv for the EURO 2012 Football Championship. Together with state institutions responsible for child protection in the four cities hosting EURO 2012, as well as Ukrainian NGOs, IOM aims to refute belief that giving money to begging children will support their livelihoods. The campaign is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
22 May 2012
IOM Ukraine?s specialists on counter-trafficking and counteracting xenophobia took part in a library fair in ?Ukrainskyi Dim? (Kyiv) to reach out to a broader audience through the distribution of handouts and publications to librarians from all over Ukraine, who would share them with their readers. The fair was organized by the Bibliomist programme, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, the National Parliamentary Library of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Library Association, the USAID Parliamentary Development Program II, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy, and others.
21 May 2012
The Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) and IOM signed a cooperation agreement in Saint Petersburg on Friday, 18 May. The agreement, signed by IPA CIS Council Chair Valentina Matvienko and IOM Director General William Lacy Swing at the Tavricheskiy Palace, lays the ground for closer cooperation in the areas of CIS migration policy development and harmonization of CIS migration legislation with international law.