Welcome to the website of the Budapest Process Secretariat and ICMPD's Regional Coordination Office for the Silk Routes Region. Here we cover the work of the Budapest Process: an inter-regional dialogue on migration and the concrete actions implemented under its umbrella through the projects Improving Migration Management and Integrated Border Management in the Silk Routes Countries.

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Kabul, Afghanistan and Vienna, Austria: We are delighted to announce the publication of the study “Climate Change Drives Migration in Conflict-Ridden Afghanistan.” The report is written by Action Aid, Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) and Tadbeer Consulting within the framework of the South Asia Migration and Climate (SAMAC) initiative.

Islamabad, Pakistan: To mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) Pakistan organised a conference on 29th July, 2021. The objective of the conference was to highlight the challenges and issues of trafficking in persons in Pakistan, as well as the efforts taken to counter the phenomenon.

Dushanbe, Tajikistan: The Second Advisory Board Meeting took place on 29th July with the participation of the Deputy Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan Ms. Shahnoza Nodiri; EU Delegation representatives; the ICMPD Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe and Central Asia; and representatives of the departments and institutions of the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of Population of the Republic of Tajikistan (MoLMEP).

The Budapest Process is an inter-regional dialogue on migration stretching from Europe to the Silk Routes region (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan) also covering Europe's Eastern neighbours, the Western Balkans and Central Asia.

Founded in 1993 the Budapest Process is Europe's leading and longest-standing dialogue on migration. We have built up a far-reaching network among participating and observer states as well as a wide thematic coverage. The Budapest Process also offers practical support to countries within the Silk Routes Project by offering a platform for learning and training between peers as well as for facilitating concrete project development and cooperation.

The unique value of the Budapest Process is that we bridge the gap between theory and practice. Today we provide a platform for dialogue and operational cooperation for 55 governments as well as 17 regional and international organisations.

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