Last week (12 Jan 2018), the International Organization for Migration's Head of Office for Ho Cho Minh City, Mr. Mark Brown, gave the keynote speech at the city's high school Model United Nations conference. Mr. Brown spoke to the theme of "Resilience in a Globalized World". He noted that globalization has many benefits, but resilience to globalization's disadvantages is not universal.
Lao Cai, 11/2017 The International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a 3-day visit to Lao Cai province in early November to receive updates on the trafficking situation and to identify the needs of vulnerable communities through field visits and interviews. The trip was a part of the “Migrant Assistant and Prevention Program” (MAPP) funded by the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, U.S Department of State.
HCMC, 28 Nov 2017 Saigon South International School (SSIS) received a visit on 28 November from the IOM HCMC Head of Office, Mark Brown, along with two other IOM HCMC staff, Mr. Tuan TRAN and Ms. Cuong PHAN.
Hanoi, 13th Oct 2017 An opening ceremony for the newly expanded and renovated Canadian Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in Hanoi was held by IOM on 13 October 2017.
HCMC, 20 Jan 2017 On the 20th of January 2017, IOM Vietnam in cooperation with the HCMC Department of Social Vices Prevention (DSVP) conducted a one-day training for DSVP officers on the provision of direct reintegration assistance to returned victims of trafficking (VOTs) in terms of livelihood, psychosocial and legal support. The training was funded by the Italian Development Cooperation (IDC) office, with participation of representatives from Blue Dragon Vietnam and Tay Ninh DSVP.
On 22 December 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the Dong Nai Industrial Zone Authority (DIZA) hosted a multi-stakeholder workshop on ‘Corporate Responsibility in Eliminating Slavery and Human Trafficking: International regulations and their impact on global supply chains’ in the Bien Hoa capital of Dong Nai province, one of Viet Nam’s top destinations for Foreign Direct Investment.
Hanoi, 20 December 2016 On December 20, IOM Viet Nam welcomed the delegation from Bureau of Exit and Entry Administration - Ministry of Public Security of China, IOM and ILO China during their field trip in Viet Nam. This activity is within the framework of “The EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project” funded by EU, and technically supported by IOM and ILO China.
Hanoi, 16 December 2016 In the morning of December 16, representatives from IOM Viet Nam participated and chaired the Counter-Trafficking Network meeting at United Nations House in Viet Nam.
Hanoi, 14 December 2016 On the afternoon of December 14, IOM Viet Nam warmly welcomed a delegation of students from University of Westminster (UK) and Hanoi University. Besides learning about IOM’s activities to support the Government and people of Viet Nam in the field of migration, the students also experienced a tour around the Green One UN House and International Organization for Migration’s Mission Office in Vietnam.
Da Nang, 12 December 2016 On Monday, 12 December 2016, the Advanced Training of Trainers (TOT) on Combating Migrant Smuggling has commenced in Da Nang. This training course comprises a key activity under the third phase of the project "Capacity Building and Communication Activities to Combat Migrant Smuggling in Viet Nam" as part of the overall framework of the Canadian Government's Anti-Crime Capacity Building Programme (ACCBP).