Our work at the UN Migration Agency (IOM) targets migrants and their communities, through an engagement with public representatives from the national, international, regional or local level.
The world’s experience with globalisation — the widespread transfer of peoples, technologies and cultures — did not begin in our time. Scholars argue that it dates back to 1492, when European migration, together with movements of Asians, Africans and Native Americans, forged the global relationships that help shape life to this day.
"I was interested in joining the beauty course because I have a girl’s mind and I would like to learn more about beauty and this subject."
“My mother was her own Ellis Island,” Luis Torres says about his mother, a Salvadoran immigrant, who fled the civil war and found refuge in California in the 80’s.
“Everybody has come through her door, her apartment while they established themselves in the U.S. and that would not have happened had she not come here,” Torres recalls about his uncles who rejoined his mother in the United States.
Increasingly populist leaders portray migrants as a burden at best or at worst as a threat.