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Our 25th Anniversary Seminar – Building a shared future vision

The audience gathered for IOM Finland's Anniversary Seminar.IOM Finland celebrated the 25th anniversary of the founding of the office in Helsinki with a high-level seminar for invited guests. The seminar was held in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the House of the Estates in Helsinki.

25 years of IOM presence in Helsinki

This year we are celebrating 25 years of IOM presence in Helsinki.

The agreement to open an IOM mission in Finland was signed in Geneva on April 22, 1993 by IOM’s Director General at that time, James N Purcell and Antti Hynninen, Ambassador at Finland’s permanent mission to the international organizations in Geneva.

World Village: Many goals, one target - Mini Talks about how to reach the development goals

Kestävän kehityksen tavoitteet olivat teemana myös viime vuoden Maailma Kylässä-festivaalilla.The programme for the UN Village at this years World Village Festival has now been released. Come and listen to MIni Talks by different experts and hear about how the Sustainable Development Goals are being advanced in different organizations.

49 returnees in April, total of 339 returnees in 2018

In April 2018 a total of 49 persons returned with the assistance of IOM Finland. It is a lower number compared to the year before. Overall this year 339 migrants have returned to their countries of origin through IOM's Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration -programme. Among the returned four have been victims of trafficking, two more cases in April.

 

 

Almost 300 persons have returned with IOM this year

 

From the beginning of the year 290 persons have returned to their countries of origin through IOM's Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration -programme. The majority, 231 persons, have returned to Iraq, but there have been returns to a total of 18 countries.

UN Village at the World Village festival

What kind of world do you want to see in 2030? Come to the UN-tent at the World Village Festival in Helsinki at the end of May to envision a more sustainable world together with us!

Migrants lead fight against TB

Tuberculosis, or TB, continues to be the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent worldwide, according to the Global TB Report 2017. Every day, there are 28,000 new TB cases and 4,500 related deaths.

On 24 March, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and other partners will honor the many ‘Leaders for a TB-free world’ for World Tuberculosis Day.

 

IOM launches a new global Twitter Dashboard

To increase the reach and acceptance of IOM’s voice, we have been turning to our expert, globally-scattered professional staff to include social media as a key communication tool, especially Twitter. To this end, we have created a new global Twitter Dashboard on IOM’s global website, aimed at leveraging the credibility and insights of our staff and missions

#imwithyou - IOM stands up against racism during the week against racism

This year the national campaign on the week against racism 19-25 of March highlights how everyone can take part in creating an equal and safe community and society that is open to all.

JOINT STATEMENT: Coercion of children to obtain fingerprints and facial images is never acceptable

JOINT STATEMENT: Coercion of children to obtain fingerprints and facial images is never acceptable

We, the undersigned civil society and UN organizations, are concerned by proposals now under consideration as part of the ongoing reform of the Common European Asylum System which would allow the use of coercion to take the fingerprints and facial images of children.