Visit of Mr. William Lacy Swing, IOM Director General, to Moscow

On 14 November 2013, by invitation from Mr. Nikolay Bordyuzha, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Director General of IOM Mr. William L. Swing took part in the International Conference “Peacekeeping, It’s Role and Place in Maintaining International Peace and Ensuring Collective Security of the CSTO” and made a presentation.
On the margins of the conference a bilateral working meeting between Director General of IOM and Secretary General of CSTO also took place. In the course of the meeting both parties exchanged their opinions on status and prospects of cooperation and confirmed their willingness for developing the interaction.

International conference "Russian culture: what we are bringing to the world?"

On 30 October 2013 representatives of IOM Moscow took part in the international scientific-practical conference "Russian culture: what we are bringing to the world?", which was held in the conference hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The conference was held within the frameworks of the XVII World Russian People's Council and church-community project "Education: linguistic and cultural adaptation of migrants".

IOM Moscow group was selected for participating in Baltic Leadership Programme, 2013 organized by the Swedish Institute

Following a series of meetings and professional discussions in the cluster of HIV/AIDS & AI expert group IOM Moscow group which comprises of two staff of Migration Health Department, a representative from Ministry of Health of Russia and a researcher from University of Ulster in UK was selected for participating in Baltic Leadership Programme, 2013 organized by the Swedish Institute.

Migration Bridges in Eurasia 2013

On 23-24 October 2013 in the premises of main building of the Russian Academy of Sciences V International Conference “Labour Migration in the Russian Federation: Prevention of Forced Labour, Promotion of Socio-Economic Development, Improvement Regulation” took place. The conference was organized within the international symposium “Migration Bridges in Eurasia”.

Scientific - Practical Conference on Issues of Labour Migration

On 23 October 2013 representatives of IOM Moscow took part in the scientific - practical conference on issues of labour migration, which took place at the Moscow State Law University (MSLA) by the name of O.E. Kutafin.

This event was held in the framework of the cooperation of the Government of Moscow and the Senate of Berlin.

High-level Seminar on Population Censuses and Migration Statistics in CIS Countries

On 16-18 October 2013 representatives of the International organization for migration participated in the "High-level Seminar on Population Censuses and Migration Statistics in CIS Countries", organized jointly by the Statistical Division of the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Federal Service of State statistics of Russia (Rosstat), which was held in Gelendzhik.

UNHCR training for IOM staff

On October 16, 2013, UNHCR Refugee Reception Centre in Moscow hosted the training seminar for IOM Moscow staff working in Migrants Assistance Division.

Migration Health Department participation in 2nd Meeting of European Laboratory Initiative

The 2nd Meeting of European Laboratory Initiative (ELI) with a workshop on anti-TB drug resistance for representatives of high MDR-TB burden countries was held at the UN Building, Copenhagen, Denmark, from 7 to 10 October 2013. The meeting was aimed to strengthening TB laboratory network capacity and contribute to the Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Multidrug- and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) in the WHO European Region, 2011–2015.

Preparatory Meeting ahead of the 2013 UN General Assembly High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development

In the framework of preparation to the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD), on the eve of the meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Migration Agencies, IOM, CIS Ex Com and FMS of Russia organized a CIS preparatory meeting between the heads of migration services of the 10 countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) entitled “Labour Migration as a Factor of Development in the CIS”.
The meeting took place on 5th of June 2013 in FMS Centre in Vatutinki with representatives of federal executive bodies, international organizations, scientists and experts were also invited to participate in the meeting. IOM Director General, Head of IPC and DMM as well as Regional Director from Vienna participated in both events.

Regional practical seminar on economic migration regulation

On January 28 and 29, 2013 Higher School of Economics in its premises on Pokrovsky boulevard hosted the two-day regional practical seminar “Regulating Economic Migration: existing mechanisms and practices of attracting, selection and admission of foreign labour force and possibilities of coordinated management of labour migration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”.