Attendees at the IOM sensizitation workshop

On June 21-22, 2018 the Ministry of Labour facilitated a sensitisation workshop in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The aim of the workshop was to make officers aware of the work of the IOM and how technical support could be made available.

The workshop was attended by a number of representatives from various Ministries and Departments who are involved with migration matters.   

IOM was established in 1951, and is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration which works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

The organization encompasses 172 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:

  • Migration and development
  • Facilitating migration
  • Regulating migration
  • Forced migration.

IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.

All these topics were discussed during the workshop.

(2018 International Organization for Migration)

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