Member states of the International Organisation for Migration, meeting at its Special Council in Geneva earlier today, unanimously approved IOM’s entry into the United Nations system. A resolution adopted unanimously by the IOM Council approves the IOM-UN relationship agreement paving the way for IOM’s entry into the United Nations system as a related organization.
The IOM Hungary office welcomed almost 40 guests among them colleagues from other IOM offices, international organizations, local embassies, state authorities and NGOs for a half-day conference entitled “Migration Crisis in Europe: Data Collection and Information Management by the International Organization for Migration”.
The Central European University Business School hosted a group of MBA students from NYU STERN Business School for a week-long course entitled „Doing Business in Hungary/Central Europe”. IOM Budapest was invited to join a panel discussion to unpack the primary challenges of the migration crisis, as experienced by Hungary and other neighbouring states in the region.
Trafficking in human beings is the slavery of today which takes many different forms including sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, begging or the removal of organs. It involves a severe violation of individual freedom and dignity.
“We never learn from history.”
How many times have you said, or heard someone else say that. As we witness unprecedented human mobility caused by raging conflicts in the Middle East and other parts of the world, abject poverty, human rights violations and persecution, we are sometimes quick to forget that we have witnessed this many times in our recent history plagued by global conflict.