Saturday, June 10, 2006

International Organization for Migration and the UAE: some links

- Expatica on IOM report: "At a time when some Western governments were tightening migration policies, the UN said Tuesday in a major study that many countries have ignored both the human rights of migrants and their economic contributions." (Expatica article here.)

- Gulf News: "Speaking to Gulf News from Geneva, Dr Ali Bin Abdullah Al Ka'abi said a total of 2 million unskilled workers will be considered "temporary contractual workers under an agreement with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)"."

- Gulf News: "Expat workers who wish to take up jobs in the UAE will also undergo medical tests in their countries to ensure they are free from contagious diseases, the Minister of Labour told Gulf News yesterday. Speaking to Gulf News from Geneva, Dr Ali Bin Abdullah Al Ka'abi, Minister of Labour, said no time-frame has been fixed to implement this. It follows an agreement with the Geneva-based International Organisation for Migration (IOM)."

- International Organization for Migration website

- IOM Mission Statement: "Established in 1951 as an intergovernmental organization to resettle European displaced persons, refugees and migrants, IOM has now grown to encompass a variety of migration management activities throughout the world. . . . While not part of the United Nations system, IOM maintains close working relations with UN bodies and operational agencies. IOM has as partners a wide range of international and non-governmental organizations."

- IOM Handbook on Establishing Effective Labour Migration Policies in Countries of Origin and Destination

2 Comments:

Blogger Hussain Ad said...

i want to know where is iom for my tb test because i want to apply for uk visa and peoples are saying the uk embassy will accept only iom report

2:09 AM  
Anonymous Eileen said...

It can't really have effect, I think this way.

10:46 AM  

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