IOM Director General's keynote speech - at From Tampere 20 to Tampere 2.0 Conference in Helsinki


FROM TAMPERE 20 TO TAMPERE 2.0 conference was organized byt the European Network for Migration from 24 to 25 October at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland. The theme of the conference was "Towards a new programme (2020-24) for EU migration and asylum policies 20 years after the Tampere conclusions?" IOM Director General António Vitorino was one of the keynote speakers in the opening panel.


What makes IOM an LGBTI-friendly organization?

In many countries, LGBTI people do not receive the support they need. Often, they must hide their sexual orientation and gender identity. Or worse, they experience violence and threats from the surrounding community. LGBTI migrants who are in transit or host countries may also face prejudices or discrimination.


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

Why does migration to Iceland matter?

Iceland is rapidly growing from a relatively small, far away island to a recognized actor among the Nordic Countries. Many migrants come to Iceland to explore opportunities, to embark on a new path in life, to work, to study, to seek asylum or as quota refugees. Visitors are welcomed, as a valuable source of tourism, work force and an addition to the gene pool.


Global Compact for Migration

Diversity is Destiny! We Make our Future and Diversity Makes Us

Cultural diversity is the driving force of modern life, has a crucial role in development and underpins the wealth of nations. We will celebrate it this week by observing World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.