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November 24, 2023

SAMM LABOUR MIGRATION MEDIA COMPETITION

The ILO and IOM under the banner of the SAMM Project is launching a Media Competition on Labour Migration in the Southern African region, funded by the European Union. The aim is to recognize exemplary journalists and media practitioners who have been, or are, contributing to the media landscape by
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May 31, 2023

SADC Diaspora Skills Unleashed: IOM Facilities Discussions

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), with support from the European Union-funded project “Southern Africa Migration Management (SAMM)”, is holding a regional workshop on diaspora engagement and mapping toolkit in Windhoek, Namibia from May 30 to June 1, 2023. The workshop will enhance national technical and institutional mechanisms from the
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May 25, 2023

3rd Political Steering Committee Meeting

The 3rd Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting for the project took place in Lusaka, Zambia on the 25th of May 2023. The PSC convenes annually to discuss the progress made in the implementation of project activities, highlights the challenges encountered by the UN implementing agencies and come up with mitigating
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May 5, 2023

Capacity Development Workshop on Addressing the Protection of Vulnerable Individuals in Mixed Migration Flows

Across the world, dangerous trends on mixed migration are observed. These include increasingly high numbers of migrants who go missing or die along mixed migration routes, ongoing commodification of refugees and migrants, and rising violent pushbacks and expulsions at borders. Despite these challenges, refugees and migrants are continuing their journeys
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April 26, 2023

Capacity Building Training Workshop on Migration Data Management

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted Capacity Development Workshop on migration data management from 24th April – 26th April 2023 in Seychelles. The purpose of this workshop was to contribute to enhancing the capacities of statistical and migration officials to improve migration data management systems in accordance with international
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April 17, 2023

Enhancing the National Committee on Human Trafficking Secretariat

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Regional Office for Southern Africa (UNODC ROSAF) in collabo- ration with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Security, and the INTERPOL Regional Bureau for Southern Africa convened a training on trafficking in persons (TIP), smuggling of migrants (SOM) and border management
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April 12, 2023

Ending Trafficking: No One Left Behind

UNODC, in collaboration with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, handed over basic food items to shelters assisting victims of trafficking in persons on 12 April 2023. The handover forms part of the support provided to shelters in Gauteng and Mpumalanga within the Southern African Migration Project (SAMM) project
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March 22, 2023

Strengthening the Judicial Response to Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants: JUDICIAL COLLOQUIUM

Johannesburg, 15-17 March 2023 – UNODC in collaboration with the South African Judicial Education Institute (SAJEI) convened a Judicial Colloquium Against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM) in Johannesburg, South Africa from the 15 to 17 March, which is part of UNODC priorities in the SADC Region
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March 1, 2023

Migration and Development Forum Kingdom of Eswatini

The Migration Development Forum sought to facilitate the identification and exchange of good practices among different government institutions and cooperation partners that would create an enabling environment towards the effective mobilization of the Emaswati Diaspora. The discussion also focused on youth engagement within the diaspora. With tech com- panies like
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February 14, 2023

Priority setting workshop on the implementation of the national migration policy in Namibia

IOM and the Government of Namibia have been collaborating on a number of initiatives, over the last few years, to maximize the potential of migration for the country’s development. Within the framework of this effort, IOM and the Government of Namibia jointly organized a 2-day Priority setting workshop on the
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January 8, 2023

UNHCR and IOM Undertake Joint Screening and Registration on Progress in Comoros

From January to February 2023, UNHCR South Africa Multi-Country Office conducted joint screening with IOM and registration on pro- Gres v4 in Comoros, located in the northern Mozambican channel of the Indian Ocean, for people in need of international protection. This was after 30 migrants travelling to the island of
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January 8, 2023

UNHCR and IOM Undertake Joint Screening and Registration on Progress in Comoros

From January to February 2023, UNHCR South Africa Multi-Country Office conducted joint screening with IOM and registration on pro- Gres v4 in Comoros, located in the northern Mozambican channel of the Indian Ocean, for people in need of international protection. This was after 30 migrants travelling to the island of
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