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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Café Joyeeta (previously Kafe Mukti), in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Mukti project, re-opened its Department of Women Affairs outlet this Tuesday, 4th March. Mukti, one of Bangladesh’s first initiatives promoting a public-private partnership for the economic empowerment of women, is in the midst of an expansionary phase. Partnering with the US Department of State, several new sites are expected to be opened in and around Dhaka, with the goal of socially mainstreaming disadvantaged women.
Begun by IOM in 2008 in partnership with the Governments of Bangladesh, Norway and Denmark, the project known as ‘Kafe Mukti’ opened four kiosks in order to create employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged women. These kiosks were situated at the Bangladesh Secretariat, the North South University, the Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Women Affairs (DWA). The outlets are managed and operated by program beneficiaries, who are also in charge of running the day to day aspects of the business.
The Joyeeta initiative is a nationwide program pushed forward by the Honorable Prime Minister. It aims to provide employment to economically disadvantaged women through entrepreneurial engagement, and will venture into the food sector together with Mukti.
Café Joyeeta, at the Department of Women Affairs was officially opened at 10 am, 4th march, by the Hon’ble State Minister, Ms. Meher Afroz Chumki MP, who praised the projects goals. Mr. Sarat Dash, Chief of Mission, IOM Dhaka, also expressed his optimism for the project’s success, stating “[IOM] will work tirelessly with the beneficiaries to empower them in running their own businesses”; Mr. Tariq-ul-Islam, Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, also gave a statement celebrating the occasion. Numerous representatives from fellow development organizations and NGOs were also on hand to witness the re-opening.