Almaty Process on Refugee Protection and International Migration

Type: Regional consultative process on migration (region: Eurasia)

Formal association with regional or multi-stakeholder organization: None

Established: 2013

Objectives
The Almaty Process promotes sustained dialogue and exchange of information on migration issues and on refugee protection challenges in in Central Asia and the wider region. 

Current Thematic Focus
  • Asylum
  • Combatting human trafficking
  • Human mobility
  • Human rights of migrants
  • Irregular migration
  • Migrant integration
  • Migrant vulnerabilities
  • Migration management
  • Migration policy and governance
  • Migration trends/drivers of migration 
  • Refugees and protection 

Members
Member States (7 States)

 
Afghanistan
Azerbaijian
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic
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Tadjikistan
 
Turkey
 
Turkmenistan

Chairing Country
Current Chair: Tajikistan (since October 2018)
Past Chair:  Kazakhstan (2013-2016), Kyrgyzstan (October 2016-September 2018)

Observers
Observer States (2 States)

Iran                 
Pakistan

States can be invited to observer meetings on an ad hoc basis (e.g. China, France, Palestine, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uzbekistan have been invited to different Almaty Process events). 

Observer organizations
International or regional organizations can be invited on an ad hoc basis to observe Almaty Process events depending on the theme. 

Secretariat / Support Unit
The Government of the Chairing Country acts also as Secretariat.  Upon Almaty Process’ Member States’ invitation, IOM and UNHCR perform the Support Unit functions providing technical and administrative assistance to the Chair and the Secretariat. 

Website
To be developed.

Contact Information
IOM Sub Regional Coordination Office for Central Asia, Kazakhstan 
Address: 6A Zverev Street, Almaty - 14 Mambetov street, Astana, Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 7 172 790345/46/47/48
Fax: +7 7172 790349
E-mail: suiomkz@iom.kz
Website: www.iom.kz

Office of the UNHCR Regional Representative / Regional Coordinator for Central Asia
Address: 67 Tole bi, 05000 Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 727 258 4598
Fax: +7 727 258 3982
E-mail : kazal@unhcr.org
Website: http://www.unhcr.kz

Meetings

Documents

More documents can be found http://www.iom.kz/en/publications