Over the past decade, Tajikistan has seen a rapid rise in cross-border seasonal migration, affecting all aspects of Tajik society, the national economy and government policy.The majority of Tajik labour migrants work irregularly in Russia and other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States... Read more
This study focuses on illegal or irregular migration and particularly smuggling of migrants from Armenia. Together with IOM’s earlier report on trafficking in women and children, the report aims at providing a comprehensive picture of the nature and incidence of irregular migration in Armenia in... Read more
This objective of this study is to assess the current state of migration administration in the Central American countries, and thus provide both national authorities and regional entities in charge of coordinating migration policies with relevant information to facilitate the formulation of... Read more
El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar la situación actual de las instancias que se ocupan de las migraciones en los países Centroamericanos y ofrecer a las autoridades nacionales y entidades regionales encargadas de coordinar las políticas migratorias, información pertinente que facilite la... Read more
This report seeks to study the process of the return of migrants in the three Republics of South Caucasus and to assess the impact of the return on the migrants' families and communities. The study was based on a sample of 3 categories of returnees: those who returned with the assistance of IOM;... Read more
This report accounts the efforts by Somali women to rebuild confidence and create networks across Somalia. The report is a compilation of documents presented at the Seminar entitled Conflict Resolution: Confidence-building and Peace Enhancement Among Somali Women, held in Hargeisa, Somaliland,in... Read more
This study provides the Irish Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform with an overview and analysis of international experience in the field of immigration legislation and practice. Its purpose is to support the Department's efforts in developing comprehensive immigration legislation and... Read more
The Regional Seminar took place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 15-16 October 2001 and was attended by over 115 government officials and NGO representatives from the Baltic States as well as Nordic and other EU countries. The Seminar serves a number of purposes.
Firstly, it was an opportunity to... Read more
The social group most vulnerable to traffickers in Azerbaijan is that of women aged 19-35, whose education levels do not exceed that of secondary school. Poor social and economic conditions are the factors contributing to their vulnerability. Trafficking in women from Azerbaijan is to a large part... Read more
This is a special compilation of IOM case studies in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. It comprises case studies taken from 3 reports: Trafficking in women and children from Armenia; Shattered dreams report on trafficking in persons in Azerbaijan; and Hardship abroad or hunger at home, a study of... Read more
The twenty-first century promises to be a new age of migration. Intensifying international migration pressures present many societies with major policy dilemmas; most countries of the world are becoming more multiculrtural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-lingual. These changes challenge... Read more
This study aims to “aid the Costa Rican and Nicaraguan Governments to formulate policies that promote migration as a national and regional agent of human development”.
It assesses the economic impact of Nicaraguan migration on their respective economies in terms of productivity levels, employment,... Read more