Press Releases and Announcements

  • Nepal Migration Profile Calls for Upskilling of Workers to Compete in Global Job Market

    Kathmandu – A new Nepal Migration Profile launched to coincide with International Migrants Day 2019 has called for skills development for Nepali workers to help them to compete in global job markets. The Profile was supported by the IOM Development Fund (IDF).

  • 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.

  • 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.