In Maputo yesterday (19/08), DG Vitorino met with the President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi; they discussed continued cooperation between IOM
and the Government of Mozambique to support affected populations.
Chief has requested the Governor's assistance to overcome these issues.
said that its 2018 Return and Reintegration Key Highlights provides trends and figures on migrants assisted to return, voluntarily, to their countries of origin.
The data exchange, the first of its kind, reportedly involves BRaVE, a biometric beneficiary data management system which IOM
uses to strengthen humanitarian responses and WFP's SCOPE system, beneficiary information and transfer management platform that helps WFP know better the people it serves.
The ambassador's vision is for an IOM
that is fully integrated into the UN system, with its policy advisory capacity and output into the UN system strengthened.
During his presentation, the career Filipino diplomat shared with the IOM
delegates and fellow candidates five important points in order for the IOM
to move forward in a meaningful way, foremost among which is the reality that most of the migration is "regular migration or labor migration."
According to a Foreign Ministry release, Madam Ndiaye added the IOM
looks forward to having its presence felt in Liberia by helping the country take concrete actions in securing its borders as it relates to illegal migration activities.
European Union has secured 9.2 million euros, mostly to IOM
, for their activities on the field.
While acknowledging the strong relationship between IOM
and his Government, the Foreign Minister emphasized on IOM
's engagement in reconciliation and peace building (particularly in transitional justice), reintegration programme and counter trafficking issues.
is directly and increasingly involved in many transit and origin countries in Africa to work with local and national authorities, supporting them in establishing more effective border controls and in dismantling the smuggling networks established in areas of Niger, Libya, and Algeria.
"We are delighted to work with IOM
and honoured that our biometric card is recognised as an effective universal tool for global security and enables migrants' access to essential healthcare and remittance services."