Multi-stakeholder Workshop on Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) took place in Armenia
23 July 2023
The workshop witnessed the active participation of representatives from various sectors, including Government institutions, NGOs, international organizations.
On 23 July, IOM Armenia organized Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) multistakeholder workshop. The MGI comprises a standard set of around 90 indicators developed by the IOM in partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit. It aims to provide a practical understanding of countries' well-managed migration policies. This year, in response to a request from the Armenian Government, Armenia has proactively undertaken the MGI assessment, reaffirming its commitment to the promotion of effective migration governance.
The workshop witnessed the active participation of representatives from various sectors, including Government institutions, NGOs, and international organizations. The event commenced with an enlightening opening speech delivered by Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Arpine Sargsyan, and UN Resident Coordinator a.i., Niels Scott.
Throughout the workshop, participants were presented with comprehensive insights into the Migration Governance Indicators (MGIs), along with an exploration of their implementation progress in several countries. Additionally, the role and significance of the MGIs in alignment with the Global Compact on Migration were highlighted. Furthermore, the workshop featured the presentation of the MGI Armenia profile report.
An integral aspect of the workshop involved soliciting valuable feedback, comments, and recommendations from the participants regarding the MGI assessment report. These contributions will be thoughtfully incorporated into the final report, which will be subsequently shared with the relevant country stakeholders.
The successful implementation of the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) assessment underscores Armenia's dedication to advancing well-governed migration policies. The collaborative efforts of all stakeholders involved in this initiative will undoubtedly contribute to the fostering of responsible and efficient migration governance in Armenia.