International Organization for Migration (IOM) – the UN Migration Agency, Mission to Turkmenistan in partnership with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and State Migration Service of Turkmenistan organized a two-day workshop for national stakeholders on “Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) and pertaining methodological materials on migration data collection and analysis”. This workshop was conducted within the framework of the project "Building national capacity to collect, analyze and use migration statistics for the national development plans in Turkmenistan”, funded by the IOM Development Fund (IDF). Objective of the workshop was to introduce modern sources, tools and methodologies for collecting and analysing data on migration, as well as the possibilities of using this information to develop national migration strategies and development programs in the context of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The workshop brought together representatives from the Ministries and departments of the Government of Turkmenistan which are collecting data on migration including the State Migration Service, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, State Committee on Statistics, Ministry of Education, Institute of State, Law and Democracy, and Parliament (Mejlis). The seminar featured presentations by Head of IOM mission in Ashgabat, IOM Consultants on migration methodologies and research analysis, more than 20 guest speakers representing IOM RO Vienna, IOM HQ Geneva, IOM Berlin, and IOM Moscow; as well as a state representative from the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of the Republic of Tajikistan, a state official from the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan and a national officer from the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations of Uzbekistan.
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