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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

IOM Global

An inter governmental organization established in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

  • Membership increased from 67 States in 1998 to 157 States in 2014 and continues to grow
  • IOM offices in more than 150 countries
  • Field Location increased from 119 in 1998 to more than 481
  • Active Projects increased from 686 in 1998 to more than 2,396 in 204
  • Operational Staff increased from approximately 1,100 in 1998 to more than 9,000 almost entirely in the Filed
  • Total expenditure increased from USD 242.2 million in 1998 to USD 2039 million in 2014
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Leading Judgments on Human Trafficking Offences Launched

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Dhaka has launched a compilation titled “Leading Judgments on Human Trafficking Offences” On 30 March, 2014. 

H.E. Mr. AnisulHuq MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh unveiled the publication as chief guest while Justice Naima Haider, Honourable Judge of High Court Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh was present as the guest of honour and gave overview of the publication. Other notables present were Mr. Sarat Dash, Chief of Mission of IOM Dhaka and couple of Judges of the Anti-Women & Children Oppression Tribunals in Dhaka. 

Speakers said that trafficking of human beings deprives the victim of their basic rights, and as such it is important to shift the working paradigm to a rights based approach. 

“Crimes like human trafficking is a serious violation of human rights and the current government would not take such offences lightly,” said the minister stressing the government’s stand to fight human trafficking. 

“We hope that this compilation can complement on-going efforts being made by the government to build a justice system that prevents human trafficking, and protects the basic rights of the victims,” said Mr. Sarat Dash, Chief of Mission of IOM Dhaka. 

The launching event was attended by a good number of Lawyers, Judges, Public Prosecutors, Law Enforcement Officials, Representatives of the Government and Non-Governmental Organizations, Representatives from the UN Agencies and International Organizations, Members of the Civil Society and Legal Fraternity and Academicians among others. 

The compilation is printed under the project “Strengthening the Government’s Capacity to Address Labour Trafficking” funded by the US Department of State (J/TIP). 

This compilation is meant to serve as a reference document for judges, lawyers and public prosecutors dealing with human trafficking cases, including both sexual exploitation and labour trafficking. 

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