IOM Georgia Hosts Annual Women in Policing Regional Conference in Tbilisi

With the support of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi IOM has organized the Fourth Annual Women in Policing Regional Conference. Participant countries this year are Armenia, Albania, Moldova, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia. The conference took place from 3-6 March in the Radisson BluIveria Hotel in Tbilisi. 

EU Expert Conducts Rules of Origin Training Course for the Revenue Service of Georgia

From 26-30 January 2015 IOM continued its support for the Revenue Service of Georgia (RS) under the European Union (EU) funded project "Enhanced Cooperation for Secure Borders and Safe Migration".  On 27 June 2014 Georgia signed an Association Agreement with the EU.  Following the signing of this historic free trade deal, Georgia requires assistance from EU Member States in dealing with new and unfamiliar procedures.  The RS requested that IOM identify expertise in the specific matter of Rules of Origin. 

IOM hosts Eastern Partnership Countries for Review of Readmission Management

On 29 and 30 January, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted a regional conference in Tbilisi to discuss effective practices of managing Readmission Agreements implemented with the EU, while upholding international standards of protection of migrants’ rights. Seven state officials from 5 EU Member States shared their expertise with government officials from five Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) on pertinent issues such as the independent monitoring of the implementation of the readmission agreements, safeguarding human rights during return processes and experiences in managing migrant detention centres.

IOM and MIA in Support of Humane Return of Foreign Nationals

On 21 January 2015 the International Organization for Migration (IOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MIA) in support of offering humane return options for foreigners who reside irregularly in Georgia and will be accommodated in MIA’s holding centre. This new development will allow IOM to expand its Assisted Voluntary Programme in Georgia also for migrants who will be accommodated in this new holding centre, which is expected to start operating from March 2015 onwards.

Production of PSA for the MFA Consular Electronic Service Portal

IOM Georgia invites Service Providers and Consulting Firms to provide technical and financial proposal for production of short TV clip and video for the Consular Electronic Service Portal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (MFA) and broadcasting of the TV clip on Georgian TV stations. A pre-proposal conference will be held on 8 December 2014, 11:00 at IOM Georgia office. The Proposals must be delivered by hand or through mail to IOM Georgia Office.

IOM Georgia Hosts 3rd More for More Meeting

IOM hosted the third Steering Committee meeting of the More-for-More project on 28 November 2014 in the Public Service Hall in Tbilisi. Participants were greeted by the Secretariat to the State Commission on Migration Issues of the Public Service Development Agency, followed by representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia IOM and ICMPD.

Donor Conference on Border Management

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia with support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Georgia, organized a donor conference on Border Management Issues.

Training in Instructional Techniques for Revenue Service of Georgia

From 19-21 November IOM conducted an Instructional Techniques training course for officials from the Revenue Service of Georgia. The course aims to develop presentational skills for in-house training as well as in representing the Revenue Service both at home and overseas.