Press Releases and Announcements

  • 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) ...

  • International Migrants Day 2013 ‘Migrant Well-Being is Development’

    18 December 2013, Kathmandu – “Improving the whole well-being of an individual is a key aim of development. Migrant well-being, nevertheless, can be easily overlooked when we focus only on the socioeconomic impacts and indicators of migratory process, rather than on migrants as persons.” said Maurizio Busatti, the International Organization for Migration Nepal Chief of Mission as it marks International Migrants Day on December 18.

  • 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.

  • Grand Prize Winner of IOM-EU Migration Photo Contest 2013 'Think Move Change'

    6 December 2013, Kathmandu – A panel of judges has chosen the grand prize winner in an IOM-EU sponsored migration themed photo contest.  Mr. Sudipto Das of India took the grand prize, a Canon EOS D700 camera, for his photo titled “JOURNEY”, which represents Nepalese migrant workers travelling on top of a train from India back to Nepal to celebrate the festival of Bibaha Panchami in Janakpur.

  • IOM-EU Migration Photo Contest 2013

    30 Aug 2013, Kathmandu - The IOM-EU Migration Photo Contest 2013 is open to anyone resident in any country. The theme of the contest is ‘Think Move Change,’ aiming at raising public awareness of Nepal’s labour migration challenges and opportunities through visual representations of Nepalese migrants, their families and communities, and advocating for safe migration for all current and potential migrants. Entries must be submitted by 31 October2013.

  • IOM’s Role and MoPR's New Pilot Project for Conflict Affected Persons in Nepal

    3 July 2013, Kathmandu – The IOM has launched a technical assistance project to support the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction's psychosocial counselling and support services for conflict affected persons in selected districts of Nepal. In relation to this new project, Maurizio Busatti, IOM Chief of Mission was invited to a talk programme titled ‘Enhancing Conflict Victims Access to the Government of Nepal and Donor Supported Relief and Recovery Packages’ ...

  • New Booklet ‘Adjusting to the American Way of Life’

    18 June 2013, Kathmandu – A new guide titled ‘Adjusting to the American Way of Life – Tips for Visitors, Students and Immigrants from Nepal’ has been published. Ms. Anita Adhikary, a co-author of the booklet, visited IOM Nepal and shared her time with Bhutanese refugees in the Transit Center in Kathmandu.