International Organization for Migration

16. August 2013 at 14:44

Special_EN_IOM_LogoIOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to:

– Assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management
– Advance understanding of migration issues
– Encourage social and economic development through migration
– Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

IOM’s activities relating to emergency and post-emergency operations assistance focus on four phases of emergency intervention: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

As part of its work in complex emergencies and efforts to promote disaster preparedness and response, IOM continues to  build trust and cooperation with partners by sharing information and conducting simulation exercises at the national and regional levels while developing effective response capabilities.

IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, be they refugees, displaced persons or other uprooted people. The IOM Constitution gives explicit recognition to the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement of persons.

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and addressing forced migration. Cross-cutting activities include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.

IOM works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

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