A Regional Conference to Improve Social Integration of Migrants in Central Asia

Together with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and UN Women, UNESCO organizes a regional conference and a training on emerging policy challenges related to the social integration of migrants in Central Asian Countries.

With a growing concern on water scarcity in Central Asia and long term consequences of the Aral Sea disaster strongly affecting the southern part of the region, the need for policies to address environmental migration at the local and regional levels is increasing.

This regional conference and the training, which will be held in parallel, will offer a unique opportunity to discuss this need by bringing together policymakers, representatives from local communities and international migration experts to discuss the emerging policy challenges on social integration of migrants in Central Asian Countries - notably in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

The feminization of migration in Central Asian countries and the vulnerability of women and girl migrants will also be discussed.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 14.05.2013 08:30 local time
End 15.05.2013 17:00 local time
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Focal point Kennedy, Laura
Organizer UNESCO, OSCE, UN Women
Contact Laura Kennedy, l.kennedy@unesco.org
Country Kazakhstan
City Shymkent
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 65
Official Website UNESCO Office in Almaty (in English and Russian)
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