Press Releases and Announcements

  • 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.

  • ‘People-to-People’ Support - An Exemplary Contribution Towards Nepal’s Recovery Efforts

    Kathmandu, 21 December 2020 –

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Nepal informed that a project funded by the people of Thailand to support the Nepalese people for their recovery and reconstruction efforts from the earthquake 2015 has concluded on an exemplarily successful note. The results of the project were presented today in Kathmandu.  

  • Parliamentarians discuss on integrating migration in Nepal’s COVID-19 socio-economic response and recovery

    Kathmandu, 18 December-

    International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a national consultation with Nepalese parliamentarians on integrating migration in the country’s COVID-19 socio-economic response and recovery on Friday. The event is supported by the European Union coincided with the International Migrants Day.   

  • Fifth Edition of Global Migration Film Festival Launched in Nepal

    Kathmandu – The fifth edition of the Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) in Nepal was launched virtually today (30/11) at the 8th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival (NHRIFF) with the screening of a short film on human trafficking and migration.

  • A virtual discussion on migration and sustainable development in the context of COVID-19 held

    24 September 2020, Kathmandu –


    A virtual discussion was held with selected Nepali secondary level students UN Resident Coordinator and Heads of IOM and UNDP in Nepal on the topic ‘migration and sustainable development in the context of COVID-19’.

  • IOM Assists 63 Nepali Migrants with Voluntary Return from Cyprus

    19 September 2020, Kathmandu

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Nepal and Cyprus, with support from the Government of Republic of Cyprus, and in coordination with the Government of Nepal, organized the voluntary return of 63 Nepali nationals. The migrants landed at the Tribhuvan International airport today, 19 September.

  • Virtual Elocution Competition

    - To mark Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Action Week 19 – 27 September 2020
    - By Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MoEST) and UN Nepal with International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) to mark the Week.