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Fourth Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo Process

The Fourth Ministerial Consultation of the Colombo Process was held in Dhaka on 19-21 April 2011

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Repatriation and Reintegration of Bangladeshi Returnees from Libya

During the Libya crisis, IOM in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, facilitated the repatriation and reintegration of over 36,000 migrants from Libya.

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Potential migrants being briefed at an IOM Health Assessment Centre

One of IOM Bangladesh´s Migration Health activities is to conduct health assessments for Visa Applicants. IOM Health assessment centres are located in Dhaka and Sylhet.

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Women receiving household training at the Women Technical Training Centre (TTC) in Mirpur, Dhaka

As part of its Labour Migration Services, IOM provided support to 6 TTCs around the country on household training to outgoing female migrants.

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Nationwide Household Remittance Survey in Bangladesh

IOM conducted a wide scale survey, with 10,565 households throughout the country, to gather comprehensive information on the socio-economic profiles of migrants, remittance sending as well as utilization behaviour of migrants and receiving households.

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Goodwill Ambassador

Honorable Member of the Parliament, and popular folksinger BegumMomotazis IOM´s goodwill ambassador on migration and counter trafficking.

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KafeMukti

Honble State Minister Dr. Shireen Sharmin inaugurated the KafeMukti outlet at the Bangladesh Secretariat. The KafeMukti outlets provide support to survivors of trafficking through employment generation.

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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...

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 149 States in 2013 and continues to grow
  • Filed Location increased from 119 in 1998 to more than 470
  • Active Projects increased from 686 in 1998 to more than 2,300
  • Operational Staff increased from approximately 1,100 in 1998 to more than 7,800 almost entirely in the Filed
  • Total expenditure increased from USD 242.2 million in 1998 to USD 1.3 billion in 2011
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About IOM Dhaka

Bangladesh became a member state of IOM on the 27th of November 1990, following IOM assistance to Bangladeshis during the Persian Gulf crisis when IOM repatriated about 63,000 migrant workers to Bangladesh. Subsequently, on the 2nd of February 1998, a Cooperation Agreement was signed between IOM and the Government of Bangladesh and subsequently the Regional Office for South Asia was established in Dhaka. Following the set-up of the office, seven study/research projects were commissioned in Bangladesh; two on counter - trafficking issues and five on migration issues. Based on the research findings of the studies, IOM Dhaka Office identified its policy, strategy and operational plan in various areas of migration management in Bangladesh.

IOM Dhaka is actively engaged in regional policy formulation activities as well. As a member of the Regional Action Forum on Safe Migration, IOM Dhaka has been working with the South Asia Regional Initiative/Equity (SARI/Q) Project on various initiatives such as developing the Policy for Ensuring Safe Labour Migration within and beyond South Asia.

The office also ensures the participation of government to the various Regional Consultative Processes in the region such as the Ministerial Consultations on Overseas Employment and Contractual Labour for Countries of Origin in Asia (or Colombo Process), Bali Process, and Berne Initiative.

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