IOM Workshop Helps Identify Migration Targets in Armenia

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) held its first event on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) localisation in Armenia, on 18 November in Yerevan. The workshop aimed to introduce the localization process and prioritize SDG migration targets in Armenia. Over 60 participants took part, including representatives from government agencies, NGOs, international organizations, academia and the media.

During the workshop increasing importance of migration as a development factor was discussed as well as the relevance for Armenia of the SDG Target 10.7 on “planned and well-managed migration policies”. To help measure this, IOM developed its Migration Governance Index (MGI), which was piloted in 15 countries – in the region including Moldova and Turkey – and will extend to 100 more.

SDG localization experiences from other countries were also shared during the event, such as participatory process carried out in Sarajevo which used an interactive board game to stimulate discussion. 

Click here to find the summary of the workshop.

For more information contact Karine Khojayan at IOM Armenia, Tel: +374 10 585692 Ext. 101, E-mail: kkhojayan@iom.int

Region/Country: Europe and Central Asia/Armenia

IOM in Armenia

The Republic of Armenia joined IOM as a member in 1993. IOM activities in the country are grounded on a number of official documents signed with the Government of Armenia, including the Cooperation Agreement on Privileges and Immunities (1994) and Memorandum of Understanding (2001).

The IOM office in Yerevan was opened in 1993. The Organization's objectives in Armenia are:

  • To assist the State of Armenia in achieving border management practices that strike the right balance between control and facilitation and are consistent with best international standards.
  • To reduce and prevent the trafficking and smuggling of persons.
  • To enhance the self-sufficiency and integration of returnees, trafficked victims, refugees, internally displaced and low income persons.
  • To assist the Government in labour migration management.
  • To enhance the capacity of national NGOs to address migration issues.
  • To revitalize and develop rural communities.

 

Updated: February 2009
Facts and Figures: February 2016

CapitalYerevan
Population (2015):3 million
Area:29,743 km sq
Languages :Armenian, Russian
Currency:Armenian Dram (AMD)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 8,138
HDI Rank (2014):85 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 2,159 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):-1.7 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):6.3%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):59.5%
Population under 15 (2015):18.4%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):0.20%

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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UN Building
Yerevan
Armenia

Tel: +374.1 058 56 92, +374.1 052 56 92
Fax: +374.1 054 33 65
Email: IOMArmenia@iom.int
Country Website: http://www.iom.int/countries/armania

Source: un.org