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Press Release: OFID and ICMPD work together to address development and displacement challenges

OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – yesterday hosted a roundtable at its Vienna headquarters to discuss policy options to address the interrelated challenges of development and displacement.

 

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Vienna Migration Conference 2018 – seeking viable options for future migration governance

In its third year, the "Vienna Migration Conference 2018" organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is dedicated to an ambitious goal: overcoming the crisis mode of today and working towards long-term and forward-thinking migration policies.

 

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Press Release: Vienna Migration Conference with “migration ministers” from Afghanistan, Bulgaria and Nigeria

ICMPD presents five Migration Partnership Priorities

“A platform bringing together decision makers and experts” – this is how the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) Director General Michael Spindelegger described the Vienna Migration Conference, which will take place at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna on 23–24 October.

 

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First Migrant Resource Centre opened in Afghanistan

Vienna/Kabul, 04 July 2018: Afghanistan is second only to Syria in the number of refugees originating from within its borders in recent years. Officially, about 2.5 million refugees have left Afghanistan in the almost four decades of this country being marked by hostilities and terror. The unofficial figure for the number of people who have fled exceeds six million. The majority of them are currently in the neighbouring countries of Pakistan and Iran as well as in Turkey. It is in this context that the first information centre for potential migrants was opened in Kabul, the Afghan capital, this week. 

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Turkey joins the European migration organisation ICMPD

Vienna, 15 May – The number of Member States of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has increased by one as of May 2018. Turkey has become the 17th state to join ICMPD, an international migration policy organisation founded 25 years ago with Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. ICMPD already enjoys long-lasting cooperation with Turkey and runs several projects and activities from its office in Ankara. 

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Malta becomes the 16th Member State of ICMPD

Vienna, 14 May – Malta has been at the forefront of migration challenges in the Mediterranean for many years. As a country at the crossroads of Mediterranean cultures Malta has a unique and long-standing history related to the many aspects of migration. It has used this experience to bring the European Union and its African partners together to discuss migration issues at the Valletta Summit of 2015 and the Senior Officials’ Meeting that followed in Malta last year.

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