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Be Heard on World Humanitarian Day

By William Lacy Swing, IOM Director General

Last week I delivered an address at Oxford University.  Following the ceremony, a student approached me with a smile. “I know all about IOM,” she shared. “I’ve been following your #MigrationMeans campaign on Twitter.”

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IOM Greece Newsletter June 2014

You can find the IOM Greece Newsletter for June, here.

Due to the completion of important programs and also due to the closing of Greece’s Presidency of the Council of European Union, for International Organization for Migration – Office in Greece (IOM), June has been a very busy month with new conditions and context.

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Presentation event of AVRR Program

On Friday 27 June 2014, International Organization for Migration – Office in Greece organized the closing event for the Program “Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration of Third Country Nationals to their country of origin” co-funded by the European Fund of Return (75%) and the Ministry of Public order and Citizen Protection (25%).

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Daniel Esdras - Person of the Month for IOM

DANIEL ESDRAS
Head of Office, IOM Greece
27 years in service

Daniel Esdras joined IOM in 1987 as Project Assistant in IOM Greece, one of the oldest missions of the Organization (1952). In his years of service, he has had the honor of meeting and working with some of the most dedicated people in the international field who provide services and assistance to migrants throughout the world.

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Our official video spot is ready!

The official video spot of International Organisation for Migration - Office in Greece is ready! (by Rex Bites - Digital Publishing)

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) is an indispensable part of a comprehensive approach to migration management aiming at orderly and humane return and reintegration of migrants who are unable or unwilling to remain in host countries and wish to return voluntarily to their countries of origin.

Thompson Re-Elected as IOM Deputy Director General

The IOM Council in Geneva re-elects Ambassador Laura Thompson of Costa Rica for a second five-year term as IOM’s Deputy Director General. She was first appointed to the post in September 2009. © IOM / Jean-Marc Ferré 2013

Switzerland - Ambassador Laura Thompson of Costa Rica has been re-elected for a second five-year term as IOM’s Deputy Director General. She was first appointed to the post in September 2009.