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Global Experts Meeting on Migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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.

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IOM signs MoU with German Embassy for Document Verification

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.

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IOM continues to expand Migration Health Department

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.

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Raising Migration Awareness through Street Theatre all over Bangladesh.

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.

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Comprehensive Service Delivery for vulnerable population of Cox’s Bazar

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.

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National Consultation on Human Trafficking and Smuggling through the South East region of Bangladesh, December 9th, 2014

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.

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OPENING OF CAFÉ JOYEETA

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.

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New address of Migration Health Assessment Clinic - IOM MHAC

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...

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Training on Migration and Development held of officials

A Training on Migration and Development (M&D), was held on 21-22 October 2016 for officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment (MoEWOE). The training, which brought together 26 officials, was organized by IOM as part of the Global Joint Programme on “Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies,” supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

 

Mr Abdusattor Esoev, Senior Programme Manager, IOM welcomed the participants in the training and highlighted the importance of continuous dialogue for taking forward the agenda of mainstreaming migration into development processes. Mr Azharul Huq, Additional Secretary, MoEWOE, in the opening session reiterated the need for policy coherence and to keep human rights at the centre of migration discourse. The training was facilitated by Mr Tauhid Pasha, Senior Specialist, Labour Mobility & Human Development Division from IOM HQ and was based on IOM’s training module on International Migration and Development. Ms Rahnuma Salam Khan, National Programme Officer, ILO and Mr Monirul Islam, Deputy Chief, Planning Commission, facilitated sessions on Regional and International Frameworks and Mainstreaming Migration into planning processes respectively.

 

Mr Md Rashedujjaman, Director (EA), MoFA, in his closing remarks appreciated the results achieved by IOM through this programme particularly in supporting and advocating for inclusion of migration in the Seventh Five Year Plan. As endorsed by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Migration and Development (ICMD), a summary on M&D prepared by IOM was submitted to GED, Planning Commission for inclusion in the SFYP. The issues related to M&D, for the first time ever, has been reflected in the national planning document. He added, that the programmes needs to be include the emerging issues of migration discourse like the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Compact on Migration.



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