IOM Kosovo Marks 20 Years Of Service


This year’s International Migrants Day (18 December) in Kosovo also marked the 20 years of IOM’s Mission in Kosovo. The event was celebrated with a high-level function attended by the IOM’s partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries.

The event was opened with a short video depicting IOM’s work throughout the 20 years of its service as well series of speeches. Among the latter, Mr. Vladan Vukadinovic, a former displaced person and beneficiary of EU funded Return and Reintegration Program in Kosovo which stressed the impact of received assistance for his successful reintegration in Kosovo:“Even after 10 years spent in the displacement, the desire for my hometown has not vanished. Thus I took the decision to return … Now, almost a year after, I am still a returnee, since thanks to IOM and the Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje Municipality my return has become sustainable for me and members of my family.”

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