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OTR discussion at ICHD


International Center for Human Development (ICHD), in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with the financial support of the EU, continues the implementation of the “Strengthening Evidence-Based Management of Labor Migration in Armenia” project. In the framework of the project, OTR discussions devoted to labour migration problems are periodically organized.

On the 20th of September, 2013 another OTR discussion was held on “Guidance and consulting at the pre-departure stage: assistance to circular labour migrants”. During the discussion, policies, programs and practices on providing pre-departure orientation and consulting to migrants in Armenia, as well as international best practices were presented and discussed.


Representatives of state institutions, NGOs and international organizations, as well as institutions providing pre-departure consulting services participated in the discussion. 



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