The Director General of IOM, Ambassador William Lacy Swing, participated in the conference "Migration in the 21st Century: reflections and prospects for 2050”, which took place at the Palais d'Egmont in Brussels on 17 May 2016.
This conference, organized by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, coincides with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of IOM and the Belgian presidency of the IOM Council.
Brussels - The MAGNET II project, which facilitates the sustainable reintegration of Iraqi nationals who voluntarily return from six European countries to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) through vocational training and job placements, came to a close after a final meeting in Brussels on 17 March 2016.
Iraq - In January, IOM facilitated a study visit this week for government officials from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and the Bureau of Migration and Displacement (BMD) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Brussels - To mark this year’s International Migrants Day on December 18, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling on the international community to come together and remember the refugees and migrants who have tragically lost their lives this year.
Brussels - From 9 until 14 October 2015, IOM facilitated a study visit for a high-level delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Belgium. The delegation learned from Belgium’s experiences and shared best practices on combating human trafficking in Europe and the Middle East.
Brussels - From 22 until 26 June, the IOM CO for Belgium and Luxembourg facilitated the study visit of a delegation from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Ministry of Security – Sector for Immigration, within the framework of the ‘Support to the Immigration and Asylum Management System in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ Project.