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Nepali Students Exchange Views on Links between Migration and Sustainable Development

23 September 2021, Kathmandu

Nepali students today (23/09) participated in discussion on interlinkages between migration and sustainable development at an interactive event organized jointly by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to mark the SDGs Action Week 2021.

IOM Plans to Train All 753 Local Level Officials in Nepal on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

13 August 2021, Kathmandu

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) plans a capacity building training for all elected representatives and officials of all 753 local levels of Nepal on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM).  The training seeks to enhance local authorities’ capacity on DRRM that will greatly assist in the development, drafting or revision of local DRRM Acts and/or strategic action plans in the local context.

Training for the officials at border points started in a bid to help contain spread of corona virus

1 June 2021, Ilam

A two-day orientation on COVID-19 for the frontline workers – including health sector, security, immigration and others - has started at Pashupatinagar of Ilam district in Province 1 today.

The orientation is initiated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) under the leadership of Ministry of Health and Population’s Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) with funding support of the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office through the UN’s Multi-partner Trust Fund, will be organized for entry points of four provinces – 1, 2, Lumbini and Sudurpashchim.


Socio-economic vulnerabilities and needs of Nepali women, including returnee migrants, affected by the covid-19 pandemic

Nepal is a lower-middle income country with a total population of around 29 million and a gross domestic product (GDP) of USD 35 billion (The World Bank, 2021). The state of economic and human development in Nepal has been steadily improving over the last decade. Gross national income per capital, a measure of absolute economic prosperity, has increased by more than 50 percent since 2011 to USD 910 in 2021. Likewise, Nepal’s national human development index (HDI) score stood at 0.587 in 2019, positioning the country at 147 out of 189 countries and putting Nepal in the medium human development category.1 Despite these key indicators of socio-economic status, Nepal has to make additional notable economic, social and political advancements to ensure a prosperous future for all Nepal’s citizens.

Project Infosheet - Effective case management by strengthening Isolation Centres and Ground Crossing Points (GCPs) management for Rapid Response and Preparedness against COVID-19 (Sept 2021)


Nepal shares a long and open border with India, granting citizens of both countries free cross-border movement following the Treaty of Peace and Friendship in 1950. Along the border there are numerous ground crossing points (GCPs), of which the majority are informal and 13 are formal government-designated crossing points.

Assessing the Ground Crossing Points of Nepal and Their Compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005) to Prepare and Inform the Public Health Response to COVID-19

Since early 2020, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has had enormous repercussions on global health and safety. Its impact on the socioeconomic and political landscape has been unprecedented. Nepal declared its first nationwide lockdown in March 2020 when the second case of COVID-19 was confirmed. Although the lockdown managed to suppress the spread of the virus, its implementation—which consisted of a range of public health and social measures—in many cases also exacerbated underlying socioeconomic challenges, and impacted people's mental health, education, and livelihoods.  



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


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’ ...


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.


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