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

When :

from Tuesday 14 May, 2013
to Thursday 16 May, 2013

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Contact :

Laura Kennedy, l.kennedy@unesco.org

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.