• IOM Indonesia and the Ministry of Law and Human Rights


    IOM Indonesia and the Ministry of Law and Human Rights’ Human Resources Development Bureau (BPSDM) organized a Ramadhan fast-breaking gathering on Thursday, 9 July 2015, at the Kampus Pengayoman of the Immigration Academy (AIM), in Jakarta.  

  • IOM Hosted Sesptimti Polri Study Visit for the Third Time


    IOM welcomed students of Sekolah Staf dan Pimpinan Tinggi Polri (Sespimti Polri/the Police School for Senior Leadership and Staff), in the IOM Jakarta offices, on 26th June 2015.  Cited as the IOM Study Visit in Sespimti’s  course curricula,  the IOM sessions have been designed

  • IOM and the Indonesian Coast Guard


    IOM carried out its first ever visit to the the office of Bakamla (the Indonesian Coast Guard), on 15 April 2015. In the meeting IOM Indonesia’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Steve Hamilton, expressed IOM’s desire to establish closer ties with the institution in particular in the capacity-building of Bakamla officers, in view of the body’s strategic importance in the fight against maritime-borne transnational organized crimes such as people smuggling and human trafficking. Hamilton was warmly received by Dr. Desi Albert Mamahit, M.Sc., who welcomed the idea of a potential partnership between the two institutions, noting that many of Bakamla’s duties and functions intersect with IOM’s mandates.

  • Focus-Group Discussion on Maritime Security Issues in Indonesia, 23-24 April, 2015, Jakarta


    The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fishery organized a two day focus group discussion on Maritime Security, with the support from IOM, on 23 and 24 April 2015, in Jakarta.

    The FGD was co-convened by the the University of Indonesia, the Indonesian National Defence University and Coventry University, a UK- based academic institution. The event also featured a keynote speech by the Dr. Desi Albert Mamahit, M.Sc., the Acting Chief of Bakamla (the Indonesian Coast Guard) and was attended by more than 100 participants from wide-ranging sectors, including the Indonesian Ship Owners Association, the Indonesian Immigration, the Marine Police, and many more. The event concluded with a table top exercise facilitated by wellknown experts: Dr. Melda Kamil Ariadno and Professor Adrianus Meliala from the University of Indonesia, and Dr. Abdul Rivai Ras from the Indonesian National Defense university. The table-top exercise produced a number of key recommendations that will be shared with key government institutions.

  • Human Trafficking in the Fishery Sector: The Benjina Case


    The government’s quick action in Benjina signaled Indonesia’s strong commitment to completely eradicate human trafficking in the country, especially in the fishing industry.

    The plight of stranded foreign fishermen in the town of Benjina, Maluku, was first highlighted by an article published by the Associated Press investigating the link between human trafficking and the global fishing industry in March 2015.The story, where AP referred to the fishermen as “slaves”, immediately gained traction in the local media, and, soon after, the attention of Indonesian government as well as the global community.