Press Releases

European Union Provides 30 vehicles to Georgian Border Police

Vehicles with a total value of 693,000 EUR have been donated by the European Union via IOM to help the Georgian Government to combat irregular migration and cross-border crime.

Regional Director Analyses Future Migration Trends at St Petersburg Labour Forum

How will employment recover from the fundamental social and economic disruption of the past year and what will international migration look like in the post COVID world?

New e-course Helps Border Guards Work Through COVID Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed many aspects of migration, including human mobility, trade patterns and border management.


Attendees at the second extended meeting of the United Nations Country Network on Migration (UNCNM) in Belarus.

IOM Chairs 2nd UNCNM Meeting in Belarus

IOM has co-chaired the second extended meeting of the United Nations Country Network on Migration (UNCNM) in Belarus.
Passengers at Kutaisi airport, Gerogia. Photo IOM

Georgia Engages for GCM

On March 16, UN Agencies together with Georgian government representatives held an online workshop titled “UN Network on Migration and Georgian Civil Society Organizations Engagement on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration".

IOM Georgia Hosts Diaspora Economic Forum to Support Economic Advancement

Last week's Diaspora Economic Forum provided an opportunity for the Georgian diaspora to participate and receive comprehensive information on opportunities for doing business and investing in Georgia


A Story of HIV, Migration, Motherhood and Courage

On the third Sunday in May, each year, since 1983, countless thousands of people across the globe have come together to place candles in public places to remember those for have died with HIV/AIDS.

Moldova Opens First Shelter for Male Victims of Trafficking

There are over 25 million people forced to work in sectors such as agriculture, fishing, food processing, construction, and domestic work across the world. Overall, human trafficking creates US$150 million annually for criminal groups.

Chief of Staff visits Bosnia and Herzegovina

IOM Chief of Staff Eugenio Ambrosi spent most of the week in  Bosnia and Herzegovina where he and Chief of Mission Laura Lungarotti met the Minister of Security, Director of Service for Foreigners’ Affairs, Prime Minister of Una Sana Canton, and



A new video by IOM Moldova, released on World TB Day, aims to help migrants understand the symptoms of and treatment for tuberculosis

Moldova TB Video