Nilim Baruah Profile

Regional labour migration focal point at the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Mr. Nilim Baruah has been working on migration issues since 1998 and earlier in the development field. Before assuming his current responsibilities as Regional Migration Specialist at the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok in 2011, he was the Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) of ILO technical cooperation labour migration projects in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe/Central Asia. Earlier he headed IOM’s (International Organization for Migration) Labour Migration Division in Geneva from 2002-2007. Prior to the IOM, Nilim worked with OXFAM as the Country Representative in Yerevan and Regional Representative in Bhubaneshwar.

In addition to his extensive experience concerning labour migration issues and labour migration governance, he has been involved in several publications on labour migration and remittances. He is co-author of the OSCE-IOM-ILO Handbook on Establishing Effective Labour Migration Policies (2006) in which has been published in several languages.

Nilim studied Development Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, where he obtained a Master’s Degree in International Affairs.