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Azerbaijan has been an IOM Member State
since 2001


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 Public service announcement has been produced and broadcasted in the framework of the project “Secondary school education in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to contribute to the prevention of trafficking in persons”.


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) presence in Azerbaijan dates back to 1996 with the establishment of the IOM Baku office in January. In August 2006, IOM's sub-office in the country was opened in Mingachevir. Sub-office  in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic functioned between 1998-2011. On 8 December 1999, the Agreement establishing the legal basis for further development of friendly cooperation between IOM and the Republic of Azerbaijan in handling migration issues has been signed. Following the Agreement's ratification by the National Assembly of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 8 February 2000, the Council of IOM, at its 81st Session in Geneva, agreed to accept Azerbaijan as an IOM Member State on 7 June 2001. Since the inauguration of its Baku office in January 1996, IOM has been implementing a variety of projects in consistence with its mission to assist the Government of Azerbaijan in meeting the operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants. More specifically, the intervention areas of IOM in Azerbaijan through the provision of technical assistance to the government are:

  • Legislation development and adjustment

  • Border Management;

  • Prevention of irregular migration, in particular human  smuggling and human trafficking;

  • Facilitation of migration dialogue;

  • Community development and micro credits;

  • Provision of water by rehabilitation of subterranean water systems called 'chaheriz';

  • Movement assistance;

  • Assisted return and reintegration;

  Workshop on Advance Passenger Information (API) systems for the Azerbaijan customs, immigration service, visa service and selected airlines








  IOM marked the World Day against Trafficking in Persons in Azerbaijan
  OM held workshop for consular officers on combating human trafficking and protection of migrants’ rights
  Workshop on exploring migrant vulnerabilities and root causes of human trafficking in Azerbaijan held in Baku
  Second Regional Consultation on Facilitating Dialogue on Voluntary Return and Reintegration held in Nakhchivan
  Training of Trainers (ToT) on Irregular Migration, Combatting Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Human Beings for the State Border Service
  On 4-8 June 2018, IOM in collaboration with the Justice Academy of the Ministry of Justice organized a five-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on International Migration Law
  Workshop on Policies and Kin Issues
  Inauguration of language laboratory in the State Migration Service
  Technical Expertise Meeting in data collection and management
  Training on inspection and monitoring of unauthorized employment

Counter trafficking workshop for labour inspectors

  IOM continues to facilitate discussion on international legal cooperation in combating trafficking in human beings and migrant smuggling
  IOM organized a training on document examination for state institutions
  Workshop on Labour Migration Governance
  IOM and State Migration Service launch post-arrival orientations for migrant workers
  International Migrants Day marked in Azerbaijan
  Coordination meetings with the police officers of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR)
  Workshop for consular officers on combating human trafficking and protection of migrants rights
  South Caucasus Regional Workshop

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