IOM in the Russian Federation
IOM’s activities in the Russian Federation are governed by a Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the International Organization for Migration, which was signed on 13 March 1992 and since then the Russian Federation became an IOM observer state.
Since 1992, when IOM’s office in Moscow was opened, IOM has been implementing a variety of projects in the following areas:
- technical and expert assistance in migration management and development of legislation;
- efforts against human trafficking, including trafficking in women and children for sex exploitation;
- activities to prevent irregular migration;
- assisted voluntary return of third-country nationals who are in distress in Russia;
- research programs aimed at resolving migration problems;
- medical aid to migrants;
- reintegration of own nationals;
- other programs.
IOM also supports multilateral processes and intergovernmental organizations such as the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Eurasian Economic Commission.
For more information visit the IOM Moscow website.