Press Releases and Announcements

  • 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.

  • IOM Launches New Online Medical Appointment System

    10 September 2019, Kathmandu

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) this week (09/09) launched a new online medical appointment system, MyMedicalMigrants in Nepal can now use the platform to schedule their pre-departure health assessments online. They can also access information concerning their upcoming health assessments on MyMedical, as well as contact information for IOM Migration Health Assessment Centres (MHACs) worldwide.

  • New UN Migration Agency Chief in Nepal Presents Credentials to Foreign Minister Gyawali

    10 September, Kathmandu

    Newly-appointed International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission for Nepal Lorena Lando presented her credentials to Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali on 10th Sept 2019. United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. for Nepal Dr. Jos Vandelaer was present at the ceremony.

  • Nepali Media Commits to Disaster Preparedness Advocacy

    15 August, Kathmandu – 

    Media should play a more proactive role in educating the general public about disaster preparedness, rather than simply reporting the aftermath of crises, according to journalists attending a workshop organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ). 

  • International Commission Advocates for Improved Health of Migrant Workers

    29 April, Kathmandu – The University College London (UCL) – Lancet Commission on Migration and Heath, Tribhuvan University and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) today hosted the Asian launch of a major Commission report on migration heath.


  • Press Release: DRRM consultation with parliamentary committee on law justice and HR

    26 March 2019, Kathmandu – The Parliamentary Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights has met in Kathmandu to discuss the inclusion of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) into the process of drafting laws in the new devolved, federal structure.

    The two-day consultation programme was organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Federal Affairs & General Administration. 

  • Disaster Preparedness: A Walk in the Park

    22 March 2019, Kathmandu- In mountainous Nepal, where a fast-expanding population is making towns in the valleys ever more crowded, finding a flat open space to provide a refuge for the population in the event of a disaster like the 2015 earthquake is not always easy.

  • Lalitpur Metropolitan Gets Multipurpose Evacuation Center

    21 January 2019, Kathmandu Lalitpur Metropolitan City - Bungamati is to get a multipurpose evacuation center as part of a Thai-funded International Organization for Migration (IOM) programme to build eight evacuation centers in earthquake-affected districts of Nepal.

  • Nepal Hosts Global Migration Film Festival

    18 Dec 2018, Kathmandu - A documentary portraying the lives of two Filipina women who migrate in search of better wages to support their families and pay for their children’s education was screened in Kathmandu today (18/12) as part of IOM’s 3rd Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF). The film ‘Together Apart’ portrays lives that closely resemble those of some 2.5 million Nepali migrant workers who work abroad to provide for their families back home. 

  • IOM, Nepali Local Government Partner to Build Multi-purpose Evacuation Center

    14 Dec 2018, Kathmandu – IOM and Changu Narayan Municipality in Bhaktapur District have begun work on a multi-purpose evacuation center to accommodate displaced people in the event of a disaster. The initiative is part of an IOM project: “People to People Support for Building Community Resilience through Recovery and Reconstruction in Nepal (P2P)” funded by the Royal Thai Government.