UN and ICMPD to help Armenia with migrants and borders

UN and ICMPD to help Armenia with migrants and borders

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development  (ICMPD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a project cooperation agreement for the project “Support to Migration and Border Management in Armenia” (MIBMA) in Yerevan. The project is fully funded by the European Union and implemented by ICMPD in partnership with UNDP.

Integrated border management is vital for the expansion of Armenia’s economic, trade, and cultural ties with the countries of the region, but also to manage and control the flow of travellers efficiently with full protection of their rights,” senior representatives of the EU, ICMPD, and UNDP, who took part at the signing ceremony of the project cooperation agreement, said.

The overall objective of the project is to improve the approximation of migration and border management in Armenia to the European standards of governance in order to increase security and facilitate trade. UNDP will also support the government in preparation for the modernisation of the southern border crossing with Iran.