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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In Bangladesh, the contribution of migrant workers has significant implications forthe national development. Every year hundred thousands of Bangladeshis leave the country under contract to work abroadand send home billions, as remittances. On one hand, labour migration provides an opportunity to migrants to find fruitful employment and improve their socio-economic status and on the other hand poses risks such as those encountered during recruitment, in the workplace and throughout the migration process in the country of origin, transit and destination. Thus, migration today is a multi-dimensional process with potential for both benefits and challenges to the countries of origin and destination. There has been significant progress in Bangladesh during the last decade in ensuring rights and dignity of migrants, but the need for better understanding and appreciation of realities and challenges continue to exist.
Over last fourteen years IOM has been workingin collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, national and international development organizations and other stakeholders to uphold migrants’ rights, raise awareness on safe and regular migration, provide emergency responses for displaced populations and combat trafficking in persons.Last year, IOM Dhaka, in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh,facilitated the repatriation and provisions of reintegration support to over 36,000 Bangladeshi affected by the crisis in Libya, and organized two regional consultations; the Fourth Ministerial Consultation on Overseas Employment and Contractual Labour for Countries of Origin in Asia (Colombo Process Meeting) and the thematic meeting for the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD).
The country website of IOM focuses on various programmes and initiatives of IOM for exchange of information and possible collaboration. I welcome you to look through our website and it is only through our joint efforts and collaboration that we canensure humane and orderly migration for the benefit of Bangladesh.