Press Releases

  • IOM holds ceremony to hand over Canadian funded travel document examination equipment and tools to Thai Immigration Bureau to help combating transnational crime

    Bangkok, Thailand - IOM handed over Canadian funded travel document examination equipment and tools in order to strengthen Thai Immigration Bureau’s effort in combatting migrant smuggling and transnational organized crime.

  • Social Cohesion: Recognizing Migration is a Benefit that Works for All

    12/18/19 - Too often, when we speak of migrants, we find ourselves having to speak about moments of extreme hardship, caught up in a narrative  of crisis. Those who find themselves in detention in Libya, trafficked in the back of trucks, having sought new lives away from failing states, conflict and disaster.  

  • Thailand Celebrates International Migrants Day through Global Migration Film Festival

    The Fourth Global Migration Film Festival will open in Bangkok on Thursday 28th November, leading up to International Migrants Day on 18th December.

    The 3-day event will be IOM´s fourth year of screening documentaries, features, and short films that bring the stories of migrants to different audiences, through images that connect people of every culture.

  • UNCCT, IOM Join Forces to Combat Trans-national Organized Crime and Terrorism in Asia

    10/22/19 - The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted a three-day regional workshop to improve cooperation in border management and to combat terrorism and transnational organized crime in Asia. 

  • Thailand, Partners Plan Implementation of New Law to Combat Forced Labour, Human Trafficking

    09/24/19 - The Thai Labour Ministry, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and NGO umbrella group Migrant Working Group (MWG) have hosted a national seminar to plan the implementation of new laws designed to outlaw forced labour in Thailand.   

    The “National Forum on Directions in the Implementation of Solutions to Address Forced Labour Problems under the Royal Decree of 2019” brought together over 200 representatives from government bodies, civil society, international organizations, academia and the private sector.   

  • Cambodian Labour Migrants in Thailand: IOM Study

    28/06/2019 - Labour migration to Thailand has a significant impact on the socioeconomic wellbeing of Cambodian migrants and their families, according to a new study conducted by IOM and Chulalongkorn University’s Asian Research Centre for Migration (ARCM).

  • Op-ed: Debt specter puts migrants on edge

    16/06/2019 - International Day of Family Remittances, celebrated on the 16th of June each year, recognizes the efforts of some 200 million migrants globally who send home billions of dollars that sustain 800 million people in their home countries. Remittances are a major contributor to development and approximately 40 per cent of them go to rural areas where poverty and hunger are pressing issues.

  • Debt Threatens Positive Migration Outcomes in Southeast Asia: IOM

    10/05/2019 - Debt can prevent migrant workers in the Greater Mekong Sub-region from maximizing the benefits of their migration and leave them worse off economically and socially when they return home, according to a study by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).  

  • United Nations Launches Thailand Migration Report 2019

    24/01/2019 - Thailand has achieved considerable progress in migration management and is well positioned to maximize the benefits of migration if more is done to ensure the welfare and protection of migrants, according to a new report released by the United Nations in Thailand.

  • Op-ed: Why Thailand as ASEAN Chair Can Be a Regional Champion for Migrants

    22/12/2018 - Signed and sealed. The formal endorsement of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration by UN General Assembly in New York on 19 December was a momentous occasion.