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Closing Event – IOM Women4Dev Academy

On 24 May 2019, IOM is organizing the closing event of the project “Empowering Female Diaspora Associations to Strengthen their Role in the Development of their Countries of Origin” (IOM Women4Dev Academy).

Children & Migration at the Children’s Museum

This year, IOM Belgium and Luxembourg is celebrating International Migrants Day with two special events focusing on the topic of children and migration.

On 12 December, all children are invited at the Children’s Museum in Brussels, where IOM and the Museum jointly organize an interactive day in the brand new exhibition ‘Wings to Grow Up’. During the day, kids will be encouraged to think about the topic of migration and diversity, in an interactive manner.

Global Migration Film Festival

On 18 December, in celebration of International Migrants Day (IMD), and as part of the Global Migration Film Festival, IOM is organizing a special event in partnership with Cinema Vendôme and the UN Human Rights Office, and with the support of Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles,

Belgium and IOM Collaborate To Reduce High Costs of Money Transfers to Developing Countries

Brussels — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo joins forces with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, to build a comprehensive price comparison app for international money transfers (remittances). The collaboration between Belgium and IOM must provide users with objective information about the transfer rates. Today many providers offer remittances services at very high rates. This Saturday 16 June is the International Day of Family Remittances.

Calling All Filmmakers! UN Migration Agency Launches Call for Submissions to 2018 Global Migration Film Festival

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, begins casting a wide net this week to bring forth the talent behind one of the migration world’s enduring art forms: motion pictures. It’s all part of the UN Together campaign to promote diversity worldwide.

To select a compelling roster of films to be screened at IOM’s December 2018 Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF), the Geneva-based body is calling for submissions of Full-Length Feature and Short Films, in all genres: fiction, documentary, animation, etc.

"Global Conference on Cities and Migration"

On 16 and 17 November 2017 the Belgian government and the City of Mechelen hosted a “Global Conference on Cities and Migration”. It was held in Lamot Congress and Heritage Center in Mechelen.

20 Km of Brussels - UN Migration Team

Brussels - In collaboration with the United Nations Regional Information Center (UNRIC), the UN Migration Agency (International Organization for Migration – IOM) has set up for the 4th time a team, the UN Migration Team, to run&walk under the colours of the Together campaign at the

IOM Burkina Faso Opens New Boreholes in Béguédo

IOM Burkina Faso – in partnership with the governments of Italy and Belgium and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) – has opened two new boreholes in the rural commune of Béguédo, located in Bulgou province in Central-East Burkina Faso.

Global Migration Film Festival - Screening in Brussels

On 16 December 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) together with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and in partnership with Myria and Unia, organized a ‘Global Migration Film Festival’ screening in Brussels.

Voluntary Return Partner Meeting

On 13 December, IOM organized the annual partner meeting on ‘Voluntary Return’. This gathering is organized to inform the local partners on the trends and developments in the Voluntary Return programme. Additionally it is an opportunity for both partners and IOM to exchange ideas, thoughts and questions.