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World Counter-Trafficking Day - IOM's Invisible Campaign in Georgia

30 July 2018

On 30 July IOM Georgia marked the World Day against Trafficking in Persons by launching the “Invisible in Plain Sight” counter-trafficking campaign - an art-installation, presenting real stories of trafficking victims. Silhouettes of women, men and children, carrying stories of actual victims of trafficking were positioned in the area adjacent to the main underground station in Tbilisi.

The European Union Supports Georgia in API/PNR Project Development

On 17-18 July 2018, under the EU-funded SBMMG Project, IOM organized an inter-agency working group meeting in Kachreti to support Georgia with Advanced Passenger Information / Passenger Name Record (API/PNR) project development. The discussion between the main government stakeholders was facilitated by Mr. Andrew Priestley, independent expert from the UK and Mr. Jason Clarke, IOM’s Senior Integrated Border Management Expert and IBM Project manager in Georgia.

Georgia and Sri Lanka Discuss Cooperation on Return Management

On 12 and 13 July, a senior delegation from the Government of Sri Lanka paid a visit to Georgia to discuss with their Georgian counterparts modalities of cooperation on return of migrants and readmission in particular. The Sri Lankan delegation visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and both sides sat down for bilateral consultations on a bilateral agreement on readmission.

IOM Georgia Marks World TB Day and Launches Migrant Survey at the Georgian Border to Turkey

In cooperation with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Health of Adjara, IOM Georgia launched a migrant survey at Sarpi border checkpoint, situated at the Georgian border to Turkey. The survey is aimed to provide free HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C testing for labour migrants. Over the course of next weeks a mobile clinic will be positioned at the exit of the Sarpi border checkpoint from Georgia and a medical team of health experts will be available in the arrival hall. 

Empowering, Inspiring and Educating Women Police in Georgia

6 - 9 March 2018

IOM Georgia marked International Women’s Day by hosting the seventh annual regional Women in Policing Conference which closes today (Friday) in the capital Tbilisi.

The event was organized with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi and in close cooperation with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law (INL).  It brought together more than 250 female police officers from Georgia and nearby countries like Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Moldova, Armenia and Ukraine, as well as from further afield: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, the Philippines, Pakistan, Indonesia and Myanmar.

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Prosecutor’s Office hosts IOM training on smuggling of migrants

On 4-5 December 2017 Georgia’ Prosecutor’s Office hosted a training delivered by IOM on the crime of smuggling of migrants. In attendance were 21 prosecutors who travelled to Tbilisi from all corners of Georgia, including the regions that neighbor Turkey (Samtskhe-Javakheti and Ajara), where the smuggling of migrants is particularly acute.

 

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