Welcome to the seventh Edition of the IOM Zambia Newsletter. As the newly appointed Chief of Mission for IOM Zambia, I have the great pleasure to present this Edition, which contains highlights of our work from June to December 2017 and upcoming events for 2018.
Migration is increasingly gaining prominence in the global discourse and development agenda, having received first mention in the Sustainable Development Goals and with at least one indicator fully focusing on migration.
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, supported the Government of Zambia to host a National Consultation on the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in Lusaka on 2nd November 2017.
The UN Migration Agency (IOM), in partnership with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), participated in the IOM Global Migration Film Festival through the screening of a movie entitled Inside Story.
IOM Contributes to Prevention of Human Trafficking and Unsafe Migration in Zambia through Finalization of National Communications Strategy
IOM, as part of the United Nations Joint Programme on Social Protection (2016-2018), is assisting the Government of Zambia to develop and implement coherent ‘policies and practices that protect and promote the livelihoods and welfare of people suffering from critical levels of poverty and deprivation and/or are vulnerable to risks and shocks,’
In July 2017, the UN Migration Agency worked with the COMESA Secretariat to host its first ever Regional Consultative Process (RCP) on Migration, otherwise known as the Migration Dialogue for COMESA Member States, or simply MIDCOM.
We thank our partners in various Government Departments and Ministries, Local Authorities, the United Nations system in Zambia, and Civil Society Organizations for their continued support. We are also grateful to the financial contributions of our Cooperating Partners, without whom the interventions would not have been possible.
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, Hosts Tripartite Cross Border Meeting for Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in partnership with the Government of Zambia and Save the Children hosted the first ever Tripartite Cross Border Meeting on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and HIV Knows No Borders project from 2nd to 3rd November 2017 in Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia.
IOM Facilitates Camp Coordination and Camp Management Training for Disaster Management Committee Members
2017 saw a steep increase in asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who are fleeing into Zambia.