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EU-IOM Nepal Pilot to Integrate Migration into Efforts to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

10 December, Kathmandu – On average, 400,000 young Nepalis enter the international labour market each year. The reasons affecting their decision to emigrate vary, but a lack of rural development and education opportunities are often cited. 

Global Migration Film Festival Opens in Nepal

28 November 2019, Damak – Nepal marked the launch of the 2019 Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) with the screening of a Nepali movie depicting the social cost of migration for Nepali families. “Bulbul” was screened in Damak in Province 1 today 28 November.

 

The award-winning and critically acclaimed film tells the story of a woman whose husband has gone abroad to work, and has not sent money since couple of years now. This leaves her as the sole breadwinner of the family. She is simultaneously a wife, a mother and a working woman who has to financially support her father-in-law and child.

Ethical Recruitment Can Protect Rights of Nepali Migrant Workers

25 October 2019, Kathmandu – Nepali government officials, private sector stakeholders and civil society representatives meeting in Kathmandu today acknowledged that ethical recruitment practices can play a key role in protecting migrant workers’ rights and reducing the risk of people becoming victims of forced labour or modern slavery.

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Consultations with Members of Parliament on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Nepal

The consultations held by International Organization for Migration, with financial support from USAID/OFDA, are part of the project “Technical Support to Government of Nepal to Implement the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act”. This project was formulated in June2018 with an aim to contribute to the establishment of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority following the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act 2017.

Needs and Capacity Assessment of Fourteen Rural and Urban Municipalities on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Nepal

This study report is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency
for International Development (USAID.) The contents of this report are the sole responsibility of International
Organization for Migration (IOM) – UN Migration Agency and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or
the United States Government.

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Consultations at Provincial Level

In June 2018, with the support of USAID/OFDA, IOM launched the project ‘Technical Support to the Government of Nepal to Implement the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Act 2017’.

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IOM’s Role and MoPR's New Pilot Project for Conflict Affected Persons in Nepal

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3 July 2013, Kathmandu – The IOM has launched a technical assistance project to support the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction's psychosocial counselling and support services for conflict affected persons in selected districts of Nepal. In relation to this new project, Maurizio Busatti, IOM Chief of Mission was invited to a talk programme titled ‘Enhancing Conflict Victims Access to the Government of Nepal and Donor Supported Relief and Recovery Packages’ ...

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Labour Migration a key contributor to GDP

27 April 2018, Kathmandu – Nepal received remittances of NPR 699 billion (USD 6.56 billion) in FY 2016/17 and ranks fourth in the world in terms of the contribution of remittances to GDP, according to a report launched today by Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, with support from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and The Asia Foundation.

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Women migrant workers still working under unclear, unfair contracts, study finds, despite availability of best-practice templates Reduction

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Women migrant workers still working under unclear, unfair contracts, study finds, despite availability of best-practice templates Reduction

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