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
On January 19, 2015, IOM and the German Embassy signed a Memorandum of Understanding which gives IOM the authority to verify educational documents of applicants to various academic institutions of Germany for Undergraduate and Masters Programme.» Read more
IOM provide Health Assessment services to immigrants bound to Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States, along with promoting the health of migrants and their host communities.» Read more
Using medium of street theatres and community meetings with potential migrants and local government officials at grass roots level, IOM has been raising awareness on key issues related to safe and orderly migration.» Read more
Working together with Government of Bangladesh (GoB) increase access to Primary Health Care and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services for vulnerable and hard to reach communities in Cox’s Bazar.» Read more
On December 9th, 2014, IOM together with UNHCR organized a National Consultation to discuss issues related to human trafficking and smuggling through the South East region of Bangladesh.» 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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Learning Hub Event on Climate Change & Migration
25 January 2016
The Sixth Learning Hub Events (LHEs), jointly hosted by the General Economic Division (GED), Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh; the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), aimed to raise awareness amongst policymakers about the impact of climate change on different sectors. The event attracted wide participation from government officials, private sector, NGOs, CSOs, development partners, researchers and academics. The theme of the 6th learning event, held on 25 January 2016, was on “Climate Change & Migration”. Mr. Abdusattor Esoev, Senior Programme Manager of IOM Dhaka, presented on the theme ‘Dynamics of Migration, Environmental Degradation and Climate Change: Global and Regional Discourse’. Mr. Golam Rabbani, the lead researcher of the IOM Development Fund project “Assessing the climate change, environmental degradation and migration nexus in South Asia” presented the preliminary findings of the field research conducted in four districts of Bangladesh. The research revealed that the respondents perceived increase of internal migration in recent times due to the adverse impacts of climate change. In addition, the lead researcher presented an analysis of adaptation measures taken by households; major hazards that contribute to migration decisions; preferred destination for internal migration; and other aspects related to climate change-induced migration. This study will be published later in 2016. The session was followed by discussions on implementation of migration issues as SDGs targets and distinction between forced displacement and voluntary migration.