On 11 May 2022, IOM Azerbaijan and the State Migration Service (SMS) organized consultations with participation of representatives of various government agencies entitled “360-degree review of international migration in connection with the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration” dedicated to the International Migration Review Forum (IMRF).
The event began with the official opening session where the participants were welcomed by Mr Vladimir Gjorgjiev, Chief of Mission for IOM Azerbaijan, and Mr Vusal Huseynov, Chief of the State Migration Service.
In his opening remarks, Mr Gjorgjiev highlighted the importance of such consultations with the relative government agencies. He noted that the involvement of the government agencies has made an important contribution to the effective coordination of migration issues.
Vusal Huseynov noted that engagement with representatives of relevant government agencies in the implementation of the GCM is very important. Because they are constantly involved in the formation migration policy, consultations, trainings, as well as the process of coordination of relevant documents, agreements related to migration issues.
After opening speeches, the consultations with presentations of Global Compact for Migration and Sustainable Development Goals delivered by representatives of IOM Mission in Azerbaijan Ms. Nargiz Karimova and UN Country Office Mr. Orkhan Rzayev.
Then, speeches of authorized representatives of state and international organizations on the topic were heard and opinions were exchanged.
It should be noted that the IOM Azerbaijan and SMS has previously held multilateral two-stage consultations to raise awareness of the Global Migration Pact. The consultations were organized for young people, students, volunteers, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations, the media, academia and migrant communities.