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Regulating Migration


  • US Department of State – Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM)

IOM addresses the issue of trafficking in human beings through the project called "Prevention and Assistance to Survivors of Trafficking" (PAST). Two more projects have been developed, namely, "Greater Implementation of Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act for Anti-Trafficking in Persons" and "Prevention, Protection and Assistance to Survivors of Trafficking/Vulnerable Population".

The PAST project aims to empower 300 (potential) survivors of trafficking through economic rehabilitation. This includes micro-credit assistance to set up viable business enterprises and/or employment opportunities, capacity building and various trainings in entrepreneurial and marketing skills. In addition, this project will provide psycho-social counseling for the overall well-being of the individuals concerned. The project also envisions the development of a module in the local language for promoting peer education among the survivors on legal issues for raising awareness.

The second project, "Technical Cooperation with Ministry of Women and Child Development for Assistance to Survivors of Trafficking and Vulnerable Population (TCPA) seeks to capitalize on the base that has been created during the implementation of the PAST project with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD). This includes collaboration and technical cooperation for taking forward the concept of public-private partnerships in prevention and combating human trafficking in India. As IOM’s approach has been well recognized, replication and up scaling of the concept is called for through capacity building of NGOs on Entrepreneurial Development Skills and the sensitization of the corporate sector on issues of trafficking.

Main Projects

  • Prevention and Assistance to Survivors of Trafficking (PAST)
  • Technical Cooperatioin with Ministry of Women and Child Development on Prevention and Assistance to Survivors of Trafficking (TCPA)

Facilitating Migration


IOM and the Government of India recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will serve as a platform for the joint implementation of programmes and activities enhancing the management and facilitation of overseas employment of Indian workers worldwide. This includes the joint and immediate implementation in India of an IOM programme funded by the European Commission that promotes both regional dialogue and programmes aimed at enhancing managed labour mobility between Asia and the European Union. Under this programme, IOM and the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) will jointly create labour mobility management projects such as the establishment of an Overseas Workers Resource Centre to disseminate information on legal opportunities for potential overseas workers and the implementation of mass information campaigns.

A grass root level information campaign to make people aware of the risks of irregular migration to Europe in general and Belgium in particular is implemented by the IOM in the District of Jallandhar in the State of Punjab.

Main Projects

  • Enhancing managed labour mobility between Asia and the European Union
  • Information campaign on the risks of irregular migration to Europe, and Belgium in particular

Last updated:
Main text: May 2010
Facts and figures: May 2012

CapitalNew Delhi
Population (2015):1311.1 million
Area:3,287,263 km sq
Languages :Hindi, English
Currency:Indian Rupee (INR)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 5,833
HDI Rank (2014):130 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 70,389 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):-0.3 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):0.4%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):48.8%
Population under 15 (2015):28.8%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):not available

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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