International Organization for Migration
Founded in 1951, IOM is a leading intergovernmental organization on immigration, working closely with governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
With 174 member states, observer status in 8 other countries and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is committed to promoting human and regular migration for the benefit of all. It does this by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM is committed to ensuring proper and humane management of migration, promotes international cooperation on migration, helps find practical solutions to migration challenges and provides humanitarian assistance to people in need, including those in need. refugees and internally displaced persons. The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between immigration and economic, social and cultural development and the right to free movement.
IOM serves four main areas of migration management:
migration and development
IOM’s activities in these areas include the promotion of international immigration law, policy discussion and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, immigrant health and the gender dimension of immigration.