15 November 2011
Representatives of Embassies, international organizations, Ukrainian governmental bodies and NGOs visited the Volyn Migrants Accommodation Centre (MAC) to check its technical conditions and observe how the needs of irregular migrants are met. The visit took place in the framework of the Observatory Mechanism, coordinated by IOM and designed to conduct joint assessments of migrants? accommodation conditions at Chernihiv and Volyn MACs, as well as in the Temporary Holding Facility in Chop, with the purpose to safeguard migrants? rights.
25 October 2011
On the occasion of the United Nations (UN) Day the Heads of Agencies of UN Country Team visited Migrants Accommodation Centre (MAC) in Chernihiv oblast to see firsthand the conditions in which apprehended irregular migrants are living in. After touring the Centre UN Resident Coordinator Olivier Adam stated his satisfaction with the conditions at the Centre and congratulated MAC?s administration for their efforts to implement best European standards.
14 October 2011
Senior International and Ukrainian experts and policy makers discussed the prospects of economical, social and cultural impact of migration on Ukraine?s future development during the conference, arranged by IOM Ukraine in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine. ?Implementation of a balanced migration policy and Ukraine?s transformation from a transit zone for irregular migration into a modern state that sincerely welcomes and successfully integrates labour migrants is a key factor for Ukraine?s success in the process of European integration in general, and the introduction of the visa-free regime with the EU in particular?, underscored the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine H.E. Mr. Kostyantyn Gryshchenko in his welcoming address communicated to the conference participants.