IOM Launched Training on Ethical Recruitment Practices for Stakeholders in Sudurpashchim Province

An IOM official conducting a training session on 22 July 2022 at Dhangadi of Sudurpashchim province (IOM/2022)

Dhangadhi, 22 June 2022 - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched a training on ethical recruitment practices for civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, migrants’ networks, officials of migrant resource centers, and other stakeholders in Sudurpashchim province working for safe labour migration.

“Sadly, there are many reports and testimonies about migrant workers being exploited during the recruitment and placement phases by unscrupulous labour brokers or recruiters. Various studies provide evidence that Nepal is no exception,” said Lorena Lando, IOM Chief of Mission for Nepal.

“Through this training programme, IOM ultimately supports the government of Nepal’ s effort in the operationalization of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) in the country and achieving sustainable development goals such as target 10.7 for safe and regular migration,” she added.

Labour migration remains an important choice for many Nepalis. In recent years, the Government of Nepal issues over 350,000 labour permits for foreign labour migration yearly according to a study conducted by IOM and the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (2021).

The two-day training, organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), aims to raise awareness and promote ethical recruitment practices, based on the International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS) standards to supporting the rights of migrant workers who are potentially exposed to risks and vulnerabilities during the migration cycle.

IRIS is IOM’s global flagship initiative that was developed to promote ethical recruitment and fair labour practices and increase the capacity of relevant stakeholders including the government and the private sector to reduce risks and vulnerabilities of labour exploitation of migrant workers, including human trafficking and forced labour, during any stage of the migration cycle.

IOM Nepal has been working to promote ethical recruitment among private sector, civil servants, civil society assisting migrants and youth leaders in Nepal since 2013. It has organized such trainings in other provinces such as province 1, Madhesh, Bagmati, Gandaki, and Lumbini and trained a total of over 100 participants.

The training is part of the “Promoting Recruitment Industry Reform to Achieve Ethical Recruitment (PROSPER)” project funded by IOM’s International Development Fund.

For more information, please contact Purnima Limbu at IOM Nepal at Mob: +977 +977 1 442 62 50; Ext-181 Email:

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