Showing the Positive Impact of Migration during Peace Run in The Hague

The Netherlands, 20 September 2014 – Today a team from the International Organization for Migration successfully completed the Peace Run in The Hague. Tens of thousands of runners participated in this event which was organized in The Hague in view of the UN World Peace Day.

The IOM Team consisted of representatives from the Dutch government and NGO’s, migrants and IOM staff from The Hague and Brussels. Together they ran under the slogan “It’s Amazing What Migrants Bring” to highlight the positive effects of migration.

The Netherlands, 20 September 2014 – Today a team from the International Organization for Migration successfully completed the Peace Run in The Hague. Tens of thousands of runners participated in this event which was organized in The Hague in view of the UN World Peace Day.
The IOM Team consisted of representatives from the Dutch government and NGO’s, migrants and IOM staff from The Hague and Brussels. Together they ran under the slogan “It’s Amazing What Migrants Bring” to highlight the positive effects of migration.

Every runner of the team was wearing a t-shirt carrying the campaign slogan all along the 10 (or 5) km. Some runners carried suitcases with the campaign’s visuals.

With the campaign, IOM addresses common misconceptions by providing a balanced view of migration. The campaign focus is on the positive contributions migrants bring to the societies they live in. It is important what migrants bring, not where they come from.
IOM believes that emphasizing migrant contributions will help societies to overcome stereotypes and to recognize the advantages of migration.

For more information on IOM’s campaign please go to: www.migrantscontribute.com

For more information please contact IOM The Hague, Marian Lenshoek, tel. +31 70 31 81 500, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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This event is supported by  flag yellow high