"Things are changing and we are not continuing working as usual” – insisted the IOM’s Deputy Director General – Laura Thompson at her meeting in Hanoi with the programme team of the IOM Mission in Vietnam as part of her official 4-day-visit to Vietnam.
The International School of Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) invited the IOM HCMC Head of Office, Mark Brown, to talk to students. The 8th graders (age 13-14) and 11th graders (age 16-17) are studying migration, trafficking, refugees (Syrian and Rohigya in particular), and the United Nations. Mr. Brown talked about all of the topics, giving examples from IOM Vietnam's activities and from his previous experience in the Middle East and ex-USSR. The students were interested and inquisitive, and showed lots of enthusiasm.
Hanoi, 11 Sept 2018 – Review workshop on reception and assistance policies for the survivors of trafficking co-hosted by IOM and the Department of Social Vice Prevention (DSVP)
Ha Noi, 05.09.2018 - IOM and the Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially kicked off their joint project on citizen protection in crisis abroad.
Within August, IOM in coordination with the Department of Social Vice Prevention (DSVP), MOLISA Vietnam has organised 02 training workshops themed “case management in assistance for returned victims of trafficking in persons (VoTs)” on 15 – 16 in Quang Ninh and 23 – 24 in Can Tho. 56 social officials from the provincial DSVPs, social centres, victim assistance centres and functioning agencies across the country participated in the workshops.
The United States Embassy, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Person (UN-ACT) co-hosted a one-day workshop and event in Hanoi to commemorate both the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons and Vietnam’s National Day Against Human Trafficking on July 30. The event brought together several competent agencies of Vietnam government, local authorties, embassies, UN agencies and NGOs.  
From 18th to 20th July 2018, two training workshops on “Ethical recruitment and Corporate responsibilities in eliminating slavery and trafficking” and “Counselling skills and behavior-changing communication” were held in Vinh city, Nghe An province.
The keynote speech at the CIS - The Canadian International School Vietnam's 2018 graduation ceremony was given by Mark Brown, IOM HCMC's Head of Office, on Friday, June 8. Mr. Brown told the graduates in the class of 2018 that migration was the biggest issue of their time. Despite bad media reports, the graduates should not lose sight that migration is increasingly improving the world. He added they themselves should travel widely, and enjoy their post-school journey.
IOM and the Nghe An provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DOLISA Nghe An) jointly hosted a job introduction workshop in Nghi Quang commune, Nghi Loc District, Nghe An on the afternoon of 16th May. At the workshop, roughly 150 jobseekers were provided with the information about opportunities of working abroad which were yielded by employment cooperation between authorities of Nghe An and regional countries.
09-10 may 2018, more than 30 provincial officials including social workers, police and border guards from the border provinces of Lao Cai, Lang Son, Quang Ninh and Ha Giang had their expertise on anti-human trafficking significantly enhanced after the training workshop co-organised by IOM and Lao Cai provincial sub-department of Social Vice Prevention in Sapa, Lao Cai from 09th to 10th May.

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