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About IOM mission in Turkmenistan

IOM mission in Turkmenistan

The IOM office in Turkmenistan officially was opened at the end of September, 1997.

Turkmenistan joined to the International Organization for Migration as an observer state in November, 1997.

The Agreement of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the International Organization for Migration was signed in June, 1998.

IOM Turkmenistan is composed of 2 international and 4 local staff members. 

Migration Issues

The suitable geographic position of Turkmenistan between Asia and Europe makes this region very attractive for using its territory as transit country or country of destination for people from neighboring countries where cases of troubles and military conflicts occurred. These facts induced the Turkmen government to establish in February 2003 a separate Agency deals with all migration issues- the State Service of Turkmenistan for Registration of Foreigners.

IOM Objectives in Turkmenistan

1. To assist Government of Turkmenistan to improve migration management.

2. To assist Government of Turkmenistan in creation of national legislation in the field of migration and trafficking in human beings in managing migration flows and prevention and combating trafficking in human beings.

3. To provide Government of Turkmenistan with development mechanisms in coordination with other government agencies, international organizations and NGOs on undesired internal migration, and prevention of expanding of human trafficking in Turkmenistan.

IOM Strategy for Central Asia

FOREWORD We live in an age of unprecedented human mobility. Migration is considered one of the defining global issues of the early twenty-first century, with more and more people on the move today than at any other point in history.In Central Asia,…


Current projects: 2009–2011, the project on “Combating trafficking in Persons in Turkmenistan through Capacity building of law Enforcement officers and Involved Government Agencies” and funded by International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at…


2011. Being supported by the Government of Turkmenistan, the Central Asian Regional training on “Psychological Assistance to Victims of Trafficking” took place in Ashgabat. The regional training was organized within the framework of USAID-funded regional counter-trafficking…

IOM Staff for Turkmenistan

IOM Coordinator for Central Asia, Chief of IOM Mission in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Representative for Uzbekistan — Dejan Keserovic  Regional Program Manager — Bermet Moldobaeva — responsible for the management of counter-trafficking programs…

IOM international

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the principal intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. We are growing rapidly and currently count 127 member states. A further 17 states hold observer status, as do numerous international and non-governmental organizations. IOM’s programme budget for 2009 exceeds US$ 1 billion, funding over 2,360 active programmes and more than 7,000 staff members serving in more than 450 field offices in more than a hundred countries.

Contact us

You could call us by phone number +(993 12) 420817, or send us a fax to +(993 12) 420816. And don't hesitate to call our hotline in case of any troubles: +(993 12) 463514; +(993422) 32229;  You could visit us at UN building in Ashgabat (744013, 40,…


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Vacancy for the position of "Head of office"

The Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Turkmenistan announces a vacancy for the position of "Head of office"


Central Asian citizens residing in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) are invited to submit original photography to the Photostory project "Migrants: An Invisible Force in Central Asia"

International Consultant/Expert to assist TIP working group members of Turkmenistan

IOM Turkmenistan is looking for an International Consultant/Expert to assist TIP working group members of Turkmenistan in the finalization of Standard Operating Procedures on Identification of Victims of Trafficking and the development of a Standard Monitoring Data Collection Form on implementation of TIP NAP