In 2010 – 2013, the IOM-implemented project, funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea, assisted in integrating ethnic Koreans in Ukraine. A micro-loan programme also contributed to the economic development of southern Ukraine by raising the beneficiaries’ levels of knowledge and education in the field of modern agricultural techniques, business start-ups and administrative support.

On 23 May 2013, senior international and Ukrainian experts, policymakers and representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora gathered in Kyiv to discuss challenges faced by Ukrainians abroad and to explore their potential to contribute to Ukraine's development at local, regional and national levels at a conference organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the framework of the European Union-funded project, "Effective Governance of Labour Migration and Its Skills Dimensions", implemented in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The real life stories of migrant and ethnic minority communities. IOM, 2012

"It is an unfortunate truth that judgments are often based on the differences between us. The stories compiled in this booklet challenge you to see beyond this."