PROJECTS // 

International Conference on Population and Development Review in Armenia

2012

Diversity and complexity of demographic issues in the region necessitates a special inquiry by experts and policy makers, especially since the region faces such challenges as declining population and below replacement fertility rates. At the same time, the governments of EECA countries often fall short of effective policy options in addressing emerging population and development issues.  Some of them opt for pro-natalist policies and attempt to attract immigrants/labor force, while others struggle to create job opportunities for a large number of unemployed youth.

The project undertaken by ICHD contributed to the advancement of ICPD agenda in EECA region. The overall objective of the action was to organize the ICPD review in Armenia engaging all key stakeholders in the government, civil society (including youth organizations, as well as representatives at sub-national levels when relevant), and academia. To achieve this objective, the following specific objectives have been met:

(i) inform and mobilize stakeholders on the goal of the review, and introduce the relevant instruments, including the ICPD Country Implementation Profile (CIP) the ICPD Global Survey questionnaire (GSQ), and the expected outputs;

(ii) take stock of key reports related to the implementation of ICPD PoA in Armenia;

(iii) organize the review process using the methodology, specifically the Global Survey questionnaire, to be provided by UNFPA;

(iv) consolidate the survey data into a review report;

(v) facilitate discussion on the review report, and develop a final National Stakeholders Consultation Meeting Report based on the feedback from the discussion.

 

The complete ICPD Global Survey questionnaire for Armenia is available upon request.

NEWS

17.10.2019

Informative Local Meeting in Lori Region

The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and in partnership with The State Migration Service of Ministry of Territorial Administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, on 15 October 2019 has implemented of local meetings in Lori region in the framework of Preventing Irregular Migration from Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany by Raising Awareness of Potential Migrants” project. State and local self-governance bodies, service providers, media and civil society representatives participated in the event.

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24.09.2019

Informative Local Meeting in Shirak Region

The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and in partnership with The State Migration Service of Ministry of Territorial Administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, on 17 September 2019 started implementation of local meetings in Shirak region in the framework of Preventing Irregular Migration from Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany by Raising Awareness of Potential Migrants” project. State and local self-governance bodies, service providers, media and civil society representatives participated in the event.

The aim of the meetings is informing the participants about the risks, consequences of irregular migration, forms of protection given to migrants in Germany, as well as statistics on emigration and return policy from Germany to Armenia. The process of return and readmission of RA citizens, the reintegration programs of returnees implemented in the RA are also presented to the participants during the workshop.

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