Award For IOM Staff

Hungary - IOM's representative for Central and Eastern Europe, Argentina Szabados, is to be given an award by the Hungarian Interior Minister, Monika Lamperth, in recognition of her long-standing dedication and exceptional contribution to countering human trafficking in Hungary.  

The Minister's Award, to be presented at a ceremony on 22 February, is usually given on an annual basis to Minister of Interior (MOI) employees for outstanding performance and to MOI partners who make a personal contribution to a charitable cause.   In Hungary, IOM has been carrying out numerous counter-trafficking programmes together with the MOI for more than six years.

As a result, new generations have learnt of the dangers of human trafficking, both in Hungary and in the region. A shelter and referral system has also been established for trafficked victims and counter-trafficking has been incorporated into the national school curriculum.   The award to Argentina Szabados will be jointly presented by Mme Lamperth and the Justice Minister, Jozsef Petretei.  


For further information, please contact Mónika Lázár IOM Budapest Programme Manager Tel: +36 1 472 2510 Email:

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