Tashkent Migration Forum Take Stock at 2020's End

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 Dec 22, 2020

IOM in partnership with a number of national partners in Uzbekistan marked the International Migrants Day, bringing together key stakeholders from government entities, NGOs, academia, individual experts from Central Asia and beyond. The Tashkent Migration Forum focused on new migration trends, migration governance and protection of migrants amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event, which was conducted both in online and offline modes, provided a good platform for experience sharing, advocacy, enhancing partnership among various stakeholders, discussing new migration trends, existing challenges, as well as the ways to solve them.

“Although, the Covid-19 pandemic put certain barriers on human mobility, people did not stop migrating. New challenges emerged, new issues arose. We are reimagining the human mobility in this new context. We can solve the problems by joining our forces, by accelerating the partnership in a tailored and up-to-date mode. The International Migrants Day gives us a good opportunity to look back and evaluate ourselves: to see what we did or missed out during the year, as well as to identify new directions for our work for the next year”, mentioned Zeynal Hajiyev, IOM Subregional Coordinator for Central Asia.

Marie Mcauliffe, MRD and Editor of the World Migration Report presented the Russian version of the World Migration Report 2020, which serves as a comprehensive and one of the most reliable sources for evidence based programming. The WMR has become the most downloaded IOM publication since 2000, when it was published for the first time.

The Forum developed a list of recommendations on policy improvement, more effective migration governance, as well as fostering partnerships. 

More information is available from Davlat Umarov, Communication Specialist at IOM Uzbekistan: [email protected]