Press Releases and Announcements

  • Gender Friendliness must in family migration: Stakeholders

    8 October 2014, Republica, Geneva - Family migration represents one of the main channels of entry for migrants, and migrant families contribute greatly to the development of both origin and destination countries through their human, cultural and economic potential, according to research studies.

  • EU and IOM Join Hands: 'Media Training' Aim to Strengthen Journalism in Nepal on Migration Issue

    7 September 2014, Dhulikhel, Nepal - Thirty professional journalists from the capital and the districts of Kathmandu Valley will receive a two-day training workshop on migration issues covering, values of journalism, migration on social media and migration management issues.

  • Govt. Working on Zero Recruitment Cost for Migrant Workers

    18 August 2014 / REPUBLICA, Kathmandu - The government has said that it has been negotiating with major source countries to make the recruitment process free of cost for Nepalis migrant workers.

  • Nepal launches Joint Migration and Development Initiative Project

    24 June 2014, Kathmandu - The Joint Migration and Development Initiatives (JMDI), where International Organization for Migration (IOM) plays the role of anchor agency, is funded by the European Commission and the Swiss Development Cooperation, was launched in Kathmandu on 24 June 2014.

  • IOM Supports the safe and voluntary repatriation of 39 stranded Nepalese Migrants

    14 April 2014, Kathmandu - 39 stranded Nepalese migrants, mostly victims of trafficking and exploitation have been repatriated from Beirut, Lebanon with the support from IOM and the Nepal Embassy in Cairo, Egypt today, 14th April 2014.

  • Nepal Migrants Imporve Financial Literacy Day

    4 April 2014, Kathmandu - Remittances from overseas workers are an economic lifeline in Nepal, last year amounting to around USD 4.75 billion, or 25 per cent of the countrys annual GDP – the highest rate among South Asian countries.

  • IOM receives Rana Samundra Trophy on World Tuberculosis Day

    25 March 2014, Kathmandu - IOM Nepal has been awarded a Rana Samundra Trophy by the National Tuberculosis Center (NTC), Department of Health Service, the Ministry of Health and Population, for having introduced the molecular diagnostic tool “GeneXpert” in Nepal. The award was given in a ceremony to mark World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on Monday 24th in Kathmandu.

  • Promoting ethical recruitment of migrants in Nepal

    12 February 2014, Kathmandu - While the number of Nepali migrant workers going abroad in search of better job opportunities increases year by year, unethical recruitment leaves many vulnerable to unfair working conditions, exploitation and trafficking. 

  • Conference addresses the legacy of land issue in post-conflit Nepal

    14 February 2014, Kathmandu - The formulation of a comprehensive land act was the central theme of a conference on land issues held in Kathmandu on Thursday. The conference, ‘Post Conflict Land Issues and Land Management in the Emerging Political Context’, was jointly organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) ...

  • Remarks by Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Madhav Prasad Ghimire To Mark International Migrants Day 2013

    18 December 2013, Kathmandu - It is a great pleasure for me to participate in this event organized under the joint auspices of the IOM Mission to Nepal, the European Union Delegation to Nepal and the UN System Resident Office in Nepal to mark the International Migrants Day 2013.