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IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

International Organization for Migration
International Organization for Migration
TRAFFICKING FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATIO

Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

The Case of the Russian Federation

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
20 Jun 2003
Trafficking in human beings has become one of the most serious problems in the Russian Federation. Trafficking in women is now a multi-billion dollar industry and a key source of revenue for Russian organized crime groups. The study examines the patterns and growth of this illegal activity in Rus...
MOBILE POPULATIONS & HIV/AIDS IN

Mobile Populations and HIV/AIDS in the Southern African Region

Desk Review and Bibliography on HIV/AIDS and Mobile Populations

Series:
IOM-UNAIDS Reports on Mobile Populations and HIV/AIDS
29 Aug 2003
By far the world’s worst affected region, sub-Saharan Africa is home to 70 percent of the total 42.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS globally. Since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been concerned that the movement of people between countri...
BORDERING ON CONTROL COMBAT

Bordering on Control

Combating Irregular Migration in North America and Europe

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
20 Jun 2003
This publication evaluates the cost-effectiveness of both external and internal migration-control instruments in the USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It discusses whether increased spending on Official Development Assistance would reduce migration flows to those coun...
OVERVIEW OF HIV/AIDS SOUTH EASTERN

Overview of HIV/AIDS in South Eastern Europe

Epidemiological Data, Vulnerable Groups, Governmental and Non-governmental Responses up to January 2002

26 Mar 2004
A compilation of numerous country studies, this Report provides an overview of the situation and response to HIV/AIDS in South Eastern Europe as of January 2002. Each country report provides background information; available testing, and treatment and counseling options. It also identifies vulne...
BINATIONAL STUDY THE STATE MIGR

Binational Study

The State of Migration Flows between Costa Rica and Nicaragua - Analysis of the Economic and Social Implications for Both Countries

23 May 2003
This paper examines the social and economic impact of migration between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Its objective is to aid the Costa Rican and Nicaraguan governments formulate policies promoting migration as a national and regional agent of human development. The other key topics covered are the r...
EXPLORING THE USE OF DNA TESTING

Exploring the Use of DNA Testing for Family Reunification

23 May 2003
Over the past decade, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has received requests from a variety of immigration countries to perform DNA testing. The tests are used as a means of proving family relationship when there is an absence of credible proof of identification. This paper show...
STATE OF MIGRATION MNGMT CENTRAL

State of Migration Management in Central America, The

An Applied Research

9 May 2003
This publication evaluates the most relevant aspects of migration management in all Central American countries (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama), paying special attention to operational aspects. Issues covered include current migration policies and legi...
HIV/AIDS PREVENTION & CARE AMONG

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care among Mobile Groups in the Balkans

9 May 2003
This work includes the speeches made at the international workshop on HIV/AIDS, Prevention and Care among Mobile Groups in the Balkans. The workshop was held in Rome in June 2001. The speeches provide a comprehensive overview of the HIV/AIDS problem in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, C...
IRREGULAR MIGRATION IN TURKEY

Irregular Migration in Turkey

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
9 May 2003
In recent years, illegal transit migration through Turkey, together with the use of Turkey’s territory as a transition post for onward migration towards the west, has become an issue of growing importance to the Turkish government. The government seeks to control and manage transit migration, oft...
COMPENDIUM INTERGOV ORG ACTIV 2002

Compendium of Intergovernmental Organizations Active in the Field of Migration 2002

Series:
International Dialogue on Migration
4 Apr 2003
International Organization on Migration (IOM) launched its International Dialogue on Migration at its eighty-second Council session held in November 2001. During the council session, IOM was invited to develop and maintain stronger links with other international and regional organizations active...
FRANCOPHONIE ET MIGRATIONS

Francophonie et Migrations

14 Mar 2003
Les articles dont se compose cet ouvrage examinent les possibilités en termes de co-développement et d'interactions culturelles découlant de l'héritage commun de la francophonie, tout en soulignant les risques d'exclusion que courent les migrants en dépit de la communauté de langue. Les articles ...
MIGRATION TRENDS IN EASTERN EURO

Migration Trends in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 2001-2002 Review

24 Jan 2003
The 2001/2002 report presents a statistical and analytical update of recent migration flows for twelve countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The report takes into account relevant political and historical developments interacting with population movements. It also describes and analyzes ...
JOURNEYS JEOPARDY REVIEW RESEARCH

Journeys of Jeopardy

A Review of Research on Trafficking in Women and Children in Europe

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
7 Feb 2003
This report by Professor Elizabeth Kelly assesses the current state of knowledge on the trafficking of women and children in Europe. It states that, despite growing interest and concern, information is still limited on the scale of trafficking, the methods it uses, and the most effective means to...
ORGANISAT INTERNATIONALE POUR MIGR

L' Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations

6 Jun 2003
Après avoir mené des opérations dans le monde entier pendant un demi-siècle, l'OIM est devenue la principale organisation internationale oeuvrant au côté des migrants et des gouvernements à la recherche de solutions humaines aux problèmes de migration. Fondée en 1951 avec un statut d'organisation...
INTL LEGAL NORMS & MIGRATION

International Legal Norms and Migration

An Analysis

Series:
International Dialogue on Migration
7 Feb 2003
This publication was produced in response to numerous requests from policy makers for a concise guide presenting in one document international legal norms and standards for the management of migration. In addition, the report contributes to the Berne Initiative process, which proposes opening up...
RECENT TRENDS IN CHINESE MIGRATION

Recent Trends in Chinese Migration to Europe

Fujianese Migration in Perspective

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
This report presents recent findings regarding main trends in Chinese migration to Europe and detailed discussions on the particular characteristics of Fujianese flows. It demonstrates that migrants from the central and western parts of the Fujian province are shaping changing migration patterns...
MOROCCAN MIGRATION DYNAMICS

Moroccan Migration Dynamics

Prospects for the Future

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
This report by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) focuses on migration dynamics between Morocco and the European Union. Based on an extensive survey of 2,500 Moroccan households in five provinces in Morocco as well as in five Spanish regions, the study analyses the re...
MIGRATION DEVELOPMENT NEXUS

The Migration-development Nexus

Evidence and Policy Options

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
This paper presents an overview of current thinking and available evidence on the migration development nexus and includes an assessment of the intended and unintended consequences of development interventions and the role of humanitarian aid in migrant producing areas. Four critical issues are ...
REVIEW DATA TRAFFICKING REP KOREA

A Review of Data on Trafficking in the Republic of Korea

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
The US State Department included South Korea among its list of twenty-three countries that failed to meet minimum standards in attempting to stop the trafficking in human beings, primarily women and children exploited for prostitution. This report surveys the trafficking of women from countries ...
PSYCHOSOCIAL & TRAUMA RESPONSE

Psychosocial and Trauma Response in War-torn Societies

Supporting Traumatized Communities through Theatre and the Arts

Series:
Psychosocial Notebook
9 Aug 2002
Building on the results of the Psychosocial and Trauma Response (PTR) programme started in 1999 in Kosovo, this new volume analyzes the role played by artistic and theatrical activities in supporting traumatized communities, through the recounting of painful past experiences by individuals and gr...
HIV/AIDS PREVENTION & CARE PROGR

HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Programmes for Mobile Populations in Africa

An Inventory

9 Aug 2002
Programmes for HIV/AIDS prevention and care for mobile populations are being established around the world. To ensure enough information is publicly available, the International Organization for Migration conducted a survey to obtain general information and to establish a networking mechanism for ...
TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN & PROSTITUT

Trafficking in Women and Prostitution in the Baltic States

Social and Legal Aspects

26 Jul 2002
Trafficking in human beings has become a serious global concern. International criminal groups, whose activities often include other forms of illicit trade such as smuggling of drugs and arms, often control trafficking in persons as well. In addition to abusing human rights, and violating labour ...
INTL ORGANIZAT FOR MIGRAT 1951/01

International Organization for Migration 1951-2001, The

8 Feb 2002
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a global intergovernmental agency dealing with one of the most challenging issues of our times. This book marks IOM's fiftieth anniversary, while providing an interesting historical account of the international community's work in the difficul...
ARCHIVES OF MEMORY SUPPORTING

Archives of Memory

Supporting Traumatized Communities through Narration and Rememberance

Series:
Psychosocial Notebook
8 Feb 2002
This notebook is a compilation of essays based on papers presented at the Second International Seminar on Psychological and Trauma Response in Kosovo. In the experience documented in this volume, history represents the important component of a more complex interdisciplinary intervention, the psyc...
INFORME SOBRE MIGRACION MUNDO 2000

Informe sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo 2000

Series:
Informe Sobre las Migraciones en el Mundo
2 Nov 2001
La migración es una cuestión central en el mundo de los negocios internacionales. Afecta las relaciones entre países y desempeña un papel preponderante en las políticas internas de muchos países. Este informe ofrece una perspectiva global sobre la naturaleza de los movimientos migratorios, su raz...
HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL MIGRAT

Harnessing the Potential of Migration and Return to Promote Development

Applying Concepts to West Africa

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
This paper is intended to stimulate discussions on the relationship between migration, return, and development. It outlines the operational framework and research strategy that will be used to investigate this relationship in an ongoing research project on West Africa. The paper discusses the fo...
RETURN & REINTEGRATION REJECTED

The Return and Reintegration of Rejected Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
This report compares the experiences of several existing assisted return programmes for rejected asylum seekers and irregular migrants in Europe and draws lessons for future programmes. Specifically, the report focuses on three aspects: programme implementation, targeting of assistance, and eval...
COMBATING TRAFFICKING SOUTH EAST

Combating Trafficking in South-East Asia

A Review of Policy and Programme Responses

Series:
IOM Migration Research Series
24 Jan 2003
At least two hundred thousand women and children from South-East Asia are trafficked annually. This figure represents nearly one third of the global trafficking trade. This study reviews what is known about trafficking in the region and provides a thorough overview of the viewpoints that have be...