IOM Hungary at Sziget Festival

On Thursday, 10 August, IOM Budapest attended Sziget Festival following an invitation from the Hungarian Ministry of Interior. The team’s purpose was to raise awareness for human trafficking in the region.

IOM Member States Endorse Move to Join the United Nations System

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.

Briefing event - Migration Crisis in Europe: Data Collection and Information Management

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”.

Panel discussion: Central and Eastern Europe and the Migration Crisis (26 May 2016)

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.

Human trafficking in Hungary: the invisible phenomenon

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.

Rear-view mirror: when Europeans sought refuge

“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.

IOM has launched its new campaign: I am a migrant

I am a migrant is about humanizing migrants’ stories of migration and providing a platform to present their narratives in their own words. This project can help change the lens through which people view migrants and migration.