Consultations on Combating Human Trafficking in CSTO format

On 16 June 2017 a coordination meeting of competent representatives of law-enforcement (LE) agencies of CSTO countries took place in Moscow. The meeting was attended by the representatives of IOM Moscow, CSTO Secretariat and representatives of CSTO member states (Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan). The participants exchanged information on the results of work of relevant departments of the interior and security agencies in CSTO states during the implementation of a CT operation 2016.

5th All-Russian scientific-practical conference “Russian language and problems for socio-cultural adaptation of foreign nationals in the Russian Federation”

On 1 June 2017 the 5th All-Russian scientific-practical conference “Russian language and problems for socio-cultural adaptation of foreign nationals in the Russian Federation” was held in the RUDN University. The Conference was attended by the representatives of more than 150 scientific and educational institutions located both in Russia and abroad, who deal with teaching and training the Russian language, as well as the representatives of a number of public, religious and international entities, including IOM Moscow.

Cooperation with the Russian State Social University

On 17 April 2017 IOM Moscow representatives took part in the Scientific Conference, organized by the Russian State Social University for the students of the Sociological Department. The future sociologists made researches by conducting interviews with the members of their families regarding the role of migration processes in the history of their generations. Students showed an enthusiasm and interest while making presentations of their research work, as well as demonstrated good analytical, presentation skills and knowledge of different types of migration process.

Cooperation with Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

On 12 April 2017 III session of Scientific and Methodological Association on Migration and Demographic Processes was held in Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation. The event was attended by a number of representatives of the Russian scientific and educational institutions, as well as by the member of Global Migration Policy Association (Geneva, Switzerland), and by IOM Moscow representative.


On 27 and 28 March 2017 IOM Director General and IOM Moscow Chief of Mission visited St. Petersburg to take part in the Inaugural Plenary Session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States and in Parliamentary Conference on Combating International Terrorism, which was organized by IPA CIS and PA OSCE in Tavrichesky Palace.

Global Migration Film Festival

International Organization for Migration launched a Global Migration Film Festival between 5-18 December, bookended by IOM’s 65th anniversary and International Migrants Day.

International Film Festival on Human Rights “Stalker”

On 14 December 2016 IOM Moscow introduced a number of short movies, which focus on migration, complexities of cultural diversity, as well as challenges of migration, such as human trafficking, discrimination and human right violations by bringing these realities to the audience and media within the International film festival “Stalker”.

Round Table in Public Chamber

On 25 October 2016 a round table devoted to combating trafficking in persons, issues of estimation of the current legislation in this sphere in the Russian Federation was held in Moscow. The event was organized by IOM Moscow jointly with the Commission on security and cooperation with the Public Supervision Commissions of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation. Representatives of the federal state bodies, non-governmental organizations and experts took active part in the work of the round table and preparation of its final recommendations.