Meeting between IOM Moscow Chief of Mission and CSTO Secretary General

On 2 March 2015 a meeting between IOM Moscow Chief of Mission Mr. Z. Zigic and CSTO Secretary General Mr. N. Bordyuzha took place.
The point was made by the participants that since the signing of Protocol on Cooperation between the CSTO’s Secretariat and IOM (Moscow, July 2006) most of CSTO member-states developed close, mutually beneficial and dynamically blooming contacts with concerned IOM offices.
According to the information from CSTO MSs, IOM is considered as one of the most pro-active and efficient partner in the field of counteracting irregular migration and trafficking in human beings.

International Counter-Trafficking Conference

On 10 – 11 February 2015 IOM Moscow jointly with CIS Executive Committee organized international conference “Enhancing Efficiency of Cooperation among CIS Member-States and Bodies in Counteracting Human Trafficking”. The event was conducted in accordance with the Programme on cooperation of the CIS Countries in combating trafficking in human beings for 2014 - 2018.

Signing of MoU between IOM and Russian State Social University

On October 20, 2014 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoI) was signed between the Russian State Social University and the International Organization for Migration. The document was signed by the acting Head of the RSSU Ms. Natalia B. Pochinok and IOM Moscow Chief of Mission Mr. Zlatko Zigic.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2014

On July 30, 2014 the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus held a briefing on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. This year, this date is celebrated for the first time.
The briefing was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus in the Russian Federation, representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus to the Russian Federation, IOM Moscow Chief of Mission and the colleagues, the Head of the International Training Center on migration and combating trafficking in persons of the Academy of the MoI of Belarus, by the Diplomatic Corps officials and the representatives of the federal government of the Russian Federation.

Meeting of IOM Moscow Chief of Mission with the Ombudsman in St. Petersburg

On 09 April 2014 the delegation of IOM Moscow headed by Cheif of Mission Zlatko Zigic had a meeting with Aleksandr Shishlov, the Ombudsman in St. Petersburg.
Aleksandr Shishlov spoke about the migration situation in St. Petersburg and confirmed readiness for constructive cooperation with IOM in the sphere of protection of migrants’ rights.

Practical seminar: “Problems of Adaptation and Integration of Foreign Nationals: Use of the International Experience by the Social Services of St. Petersburg”

On 25-26 March 2014 IOM Moscow jointly with Saint-Petersburg Regional office of Russian Red Cross and Saint-Petersburg State Budget Institution “Regional Center “Family” organized and conducted a two-days practical seminar in Saint-Petersburg for the specialists of municipal social institutions on organization of work with the vulnerable categories of foreign nationals including victims of human trafficking on topic: “Problems of Adaptation and Integration of Foreign Nationals: Use of the International Experience by the Social Services of St. Petersburg”.

The first meeting of an interdepartmental working group in St. Petersburg

The first meeting of an interdepartmental working group for the establishment and improvement of a referral mechanism model for providing comprehensive assistance to migrants in vulnerable situations, including victims of slave labour and sexual exploitation, was held on 11 December 2013 in the premises of the St. Petersburg Public Charitable Organization of the Russian Red Cross.

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