The Global Experts Meeting on Migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda tookplace in the context of increasing recognition that migration is a key driver of sustainabledevelopment.» Read more
During the Libya crisis, IOM in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, facilitated the repatriation and reintegration of over 36,000 migrants from Libya.» Read more
One of IOM Bangladesh´s Migration Health activities is to conduct health assessments for Visa Applicants. IOM Health assessment centres are located in Dhaka and Sylhet.» Read more
As part of its Labour Migration Services, IOM provided support to 6 TTCs around the country on household training to outgoing female migrants.» Read more
Due to its topographical location, Cox’s Bazar is often affected by natural disasters and major cross-border population movement in Bangladesh.» Read more
International Organization for Migration (IOM) Dhaka has launched a compilation titled “Leading Judgments on Human Trafficking Offences” On 30 March, 2014.» Read more
Message from the Chief of Mission
Over the centuries, migration has been one of the key factors of socio-economic development in South Asia. Read more...
An inter governmental organization established in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
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Bangladesh became a member state of IOM on the 27th of November 1990, following IOM assistance to Bangladeshis during the Persian Gulf crisis when IOM repatriated about 63,000 migrant workers to Bangladesh. Subsequently, on the 2nd of February 1998, a Cooperation Agreement was signed between IOM and the Government of Bangladesh and subsequently the Regional Office for South Asia was established in Dhaka. Following the set-up of the office, seven study/research projects were commissioned in Bangladesh; two on counter - trafficking issues and five on migration issues. Based on the research findings of the studies, IOM Dhaka Office identified its policy, strategy and operational plan in various areas of migration management in Bangladesh.
IOM Dhaka is actively engaged in regional policy formulation activities as well. As a member of the Regional Action Forum on Safe Migration, IOM Dhaka has been working with the South Asia Regional Initiative/Equity (SARI/Q) Project on various initiatives such as developing the Policy for Ensuring Safe Labour Migration within and beyond South Asia.
The office also ensures the participation of government to the various Regional Consultative Processes in the region such as the Ministerial Consultations on Overseas Employment and Contractual Labour for Countries of Origin in Asia (or Colombo Process), Bali Process, and Berne Initiative.