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About 0.2 per cent of the total population aged 15-49 of Armenia is HIV positive. Migrants are a highly vulnerable group, with the majority (57 per cent) of the cases between 2011 and 2015 becoming infected while abroad. When one adds their spouses and partners that become infected, the total percentage of HIV cases are associated with migration reaches 70 per cent. Due to legal, stigmatic and discriminatory barriers, vulnerable populations - including outbound labour migrants - have limited access in countires of destination to timely testing and treatment.

Assessment of Labour Market Potential in Armenia

Date of publication: 
Jan 01, 2011
The study aims to assess the supply of the labour market in Armenia and the potential labour force Armenia can offer countries with a demand for workforce. To get the complete picture of the workforce potential, the qualifications of the potential migrants were explored, their length of experience in their professions were identified, as well as information was collected about their additionally obtained specializations with the availability or lack of a documented certificate.

Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers

 

 

Date of publication: 
Jan 01, 2009
For many trafficked persons, the physical and psychological aftermath of a trafficking experience can be severe and enduring. Health providers may come into contact with victims of trafficking at different stages of the trafficking process and at different stages of their recovery. For health practitioners, diagnosing and treating trafficked persons can be exceptionally challenging.

Curriculum on pre-departure orientation

Date of publication: 
Jan 01, 2017
Curriculum on pre-departure orientation was developed in support to the Government of the Republic of Armenia in developing of measures aimed at better protecting the rights of Armenian labour migrants abroad. The materials are foreseen for improvement of skills of the staff of Migration Resource Centres, non-governmental organizations and private recruitment agencies, dealing with potential and actual labour migrants.

Needs Assessment: Counter-trafficking Response in the Republic of Armenia

Date of publication: 
Jan 01, 2017
Over the last half decade, IOM has implemented many counter-trafficking actions in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Although there have been major improvements in efforts to combat trafficking in human beings (THB) within these countries, as the modes of operation of traffickers continue to evolve, States need to ensure that interventions continue to address the needs of victims on the ground while at the same time focusing on targeted capacity-building of law enforcement.

Humanitarian Border Management Republic of Armenia: Needs and Gaps Assessment Report

Date of publication: 
Jan 01, 2016
The report aims to strengthen the institutional capacities of the Armenian National Security Service and Border Guards Troops to respond to migration crises and enhance their role in inter-agency cooperation. The report provides an introduction to the concept of Humanitarian Border Management (HBM), which has been developed by IOM within the Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF), and further information on HBM assessments and best practices.

R.E.A.D.M.I.T Training Manual on Readmission

Date of publication: 
Jan 01, 2014
The READMIT Training Manual on Readmission is designed to provide a toolkit for practitioners who face the challenge of improving the capacity of their country to manage migration. The Manual explores theoretical issues of readmission, focusing on implementation in the Republic of Armenia, and examines related areas of migration management forming the framework where the readmission process functions.

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: