Archive for December, 2008

Search for work and workers at heart of migration in this century, says IOM’s World Migration Report 2008

2nd December 2008 Uncategorized

Geneva – People are becoming increasingly mobile within and across borders to meet the social and economic challenges of globalization with the search for employment at the heart of most movement in the 21st century, says the World Migration Report (WMR) 2008 launched today by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). (more…)

16 Days of Activism: South African border shelter helps young Zimbabwean women

1st December 2008 Uncategorized

MUSINA, South Africa – Thousands of young women like Breyen and Emily flee persecution and poverty in their native Zimbabwe in the hope of finding safety, shelter and employment in neighbouring South Africa. The reality for many is more a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire. (more…)

Fighting HIV and AIDS along the Corridors and Borders in Southern Africa

1st December 2008 Uncategorized

The transport sector recognizes the many risk factors and vulnerabilities related to the transmission of HIV and the impact thereof. These increased vulnerability of the sector and its high prevalent rates are mainly due to the difficult working conditions in the sector which require employees to travel long distances and spend long periods of time away from their families and social networks that would otherwise serve as a buffer to HIV transmission. (more…)

Secretary-General message on the occasion of World AIDS Day

1st December 2008 Uncategorized

On this, twentieth World AIDS Day, we are at the dawn of a new era.

Fewer people are being infected with HIV.  Fewer people are dying of AIDS. (more…)