By António Vitorino, Director General International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Migration is the great issue of our era. Migration With Dignity (#WithDignity) is the theme of 2018’s International Migrants Day, which we observe on Tuesday (18 December).
Dignity is at the core of our mission. Treating all migrants with dignity is the fundamental requirement we face before anything else we attempt on migration—a troubling issue coming at a troubling time for the world community—because our future depends on it. So, too, does our present.
IOM Croatia joined over 100 countries where the third annual Global Migration Film Festival will be organised
The third annual IOM's Global Migration Film Festival will take place between 28 November and 18 December in more than 100 countries. Croatian GMFF film screenings will take place on the 8th and 18th December in close cooperation with this year's partners: Zagreb University - Department of Croatian Studies and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies. More details regarding projection of the documentary "Bushfallers" with a free entrance for all interested will be published soon on this website.
Dubrovnik, Croatia - 30.10. 2018. How diasporas can engage in the development of the country of origin – this was the question discussed on the 22nd of October in Dubrovnik, at the first annual EMN NCP conference in Croatia.
The working part was divided into three sessions, throughout which various speakers provided their findings and shared their approaches to attracting and cooperating with diasporas, especially tackling approaches to diasporas from Third countries. The Conference was attended by more than 40 participants from 12 countries plus Croatia.
Zagreb – 44 Syrian refugees landed safely in Zagreb on Wednesday and Thursday (10-11 Oct) after leaving Turkey as a part of Croatia’s first ever resettlement programme, which was launched last year.
The refugees who arrived over these two days (20 landed on Wednesday, 24 on Thursday) represent the fourth group resettled with the assistance of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, which is supporting the Republic of Croatia’s initiative to accept a total of 150 refugees from Turkey.
Geneva — IOM, the UN Migration Agency, officially launched its iDiaspora platform yesterday (08/09), during a side event as part the International Dialogue for Migration that is underway in Geneva. iDiaspora is a global engagement and knowledge exchange hub for transnational communities and those looking to engage with them. To reflect the global nature and diversity of this initiative, satellite launches are being planned in Cairo, London, and Washington DC.
Geneva – On the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons (30/07), new data released by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, show that in the last ten years, almost 80 per cent of journeys undertaken by victims trafficked internationally cross through official border points, such as airports and land border control points.
Zagreb, 10 July 2018 - A third group of 24 Syrian refugees landed in Zagreb after leaving Turkey today with the support of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in a continuation of the first ever resettlement programme initiated last year by the Republic of Croatia.
The new arrivals included five families, 13 adults and 11 children, of which there were 15 males and 9 females. After leaving the airport, the new arrivals were taken to the Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers in Kutina.
SBTV Pressing paid attention to the pilot project “Providing Refugee Resettlement Assistance to the Government of the Republic of Croatia”
Mr. Ivan Piteša, IOM coordinator of the pilot project “Providing Refugee Resettlement Assistance to the Government of the Republic of Croatia” was the guest on local SBTV talk show, due to the recent resettlement of 3 Syrian families to Slavonski Brod. He presented the whole project in general and explained what kind of the assistance IOM provides regarding the movement and integration of Syrian refugees in to the local community.
Closing event of the Protecting children in the context of the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe project
On 11 April 2018 IOM Croatia held a closing event of the project Protecting children in the context of the Refugee and Migrant crisis in Europe. With lectures starting with the presentation of the project development, continuing subsequently with the presentation of implementation of the project activities and final results, this project cycle was officially encompassed with the presentations from the Ministry of Interior and the representative from Zagreb-Dugave dormitory for children.
IOM-UN agencies-NGO statement on coercion of children to obtain fingerprints and facial images and UN CRC statement calling for an EU-wide ban on child immigration detention
JOINT STATEMENT: Coercion of children to obtain fingerprints and facial images is never acceptable