About Us

Welcome to IOM

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, international organizations and non-governmental partners. IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

Established in 1951, IOM currently has 156 Member States, and a further 10 States hold Observer Status along with numerous international and non-governmental organizations. IOM acts with its partners in the international community to:

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