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Labour Inspectors Gather to Learn Effective Practices of Combating Trafficking in Persons

29 May - 1 June 2017

From 29 May to 1 June IOM organized training for 25 labour inspectors of Georgia’s Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs on their role in combating trafficking in persons. The unit of the Labour Inspectorate was established in 2015 and is in the process of developing its mandate in inspecting employment sites and highlighting cases of labour exploitation if identified.

 

IOM Workshop on Temporary Labour Migration

On 30 May 2017 IOM organized a Workshop on Temporary Labour Migration in Tbilisi, during which the representatives from different line ministries of Georgia were engaged in lively discussions by Mr. Pawel Kaczmarczyk, Migration Expert from the University of Warsaw on the benefits and challenges that accompany temporary labour migration. The Workshop was facilitated by Mr. Michael Newson from IOM Regional Office in Vienna.

Ministry of Interior's Academy and Patrol Police Benefit from Procurement under EU-funded Project

On 15 May IOM provided the Patrol Police of Georgia with 50 hand held devices to improve document examination capacity at frontline border checkpoints. The devices provide magnification capacity as well as a selection of light sources to detect fraud. Seventeen of these devices will be used at the arrivals control at the new terminal at Tbilisi International Airport. The rest will be distributed to Patrol Police at key checkpoints such as Sarpi, Red Bridge and Sadakhlo. 

IOM Supports Organization of Forum on Diaspora Issues in Tbilisi

Under the EU-funded More for More Project IOM supported Forum on Diaspora Issues organized in Tbilisi on 27 May 2017 in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. The aim of the annual forum is to strengthening relations with Georgian diaspora.

Retreat to Finalize the Risk Analysis Methodological Manual for Border Management

From 18-19 May 2017 and under the EU-funded More for More project 2013-2017 IOM facilitated a retreat at the Ambassadori Hotel in Kachreti for key government stakeholders from the Ministry of Interior. The aim was to pull together representatives from, inter alia, the Info-Analytical Department, Border Police, Patrol Police and Migration Department as well as legal advisors from the Ministry to review and finalise the Risk Analysis Methodological Manual.

Retreat to Finalize the Risk Analysis Methodological Manual for Border Management

From 18-19 May 2017 and under the EU-funded More for More project 2013-2017 IOM facilitated a retreat at the Ambassadori Hotel in Kachreti for key government stakeholders from the Ministry of Interior. The aim was to pull together representatives from, inter alia, the Info-Analytical Department, Border Police, Patrol Police and Migration Department as well as legal advisors from the Ministry to review and finalise the Risk Analysis Methodological Manual.

IOM Provides Presentational Skills Training for the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia 

19 - 21 April 2017

With European Union funding under the “More for More” project and at the request of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees of Georgia (MRA), IOM trained 7 officials in Presentational Skills from 19-21 April 2017 at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Tbilisi. Those in attendance included officials from the quality control and legal departments of the Ministry as well as those engaged in decision making. The 3-day training course was designed to assist those who required to make presentations on behalf of the Ministry to external audiences but also as a platform for those who are increasingly engaged in training within the Ministry.

IOM Hosts Border Management Conference in Tbilisi

22 - 23 March 2017

IOM hosted a border management conference in Tbilisi from 22-23 March to mark the drawing to an end of the 2013-2017 EU-funded More for More project. The project has served to assist the Government of Georgia in meeting its Visa Liberalization Action Plan targets and the conference took place less than a week before Georgian citizens begin to enjoy visa free travel to the Schengen area.  The conference included opening speeches from the Director of the Patrol Police, the Deputy Head of the Border Police and the Head of Customs and attracted significant media coverage.  Invited guest speakers travelled from Austria, the Netherlands, Latvia, Moldova, Turkey and the U.K. 

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