Who we are
WHO WE AREIOM is the leading inter-governmental organization promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with presence in over 100 countries. IOM has been supporting 28 Country Offices in the European Economic Area, the European Union and NATO region and IOM Offices worldwide on EU-related policy, programmes, legislation and cooperation and resource management
Our WorkAs the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration, IOM plays a key role to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through different areas of intervention that connect both humanitarian assistance and sustainable development. In the Regional Office for the EEA, the European Union and NATO, IOM pursues the well-being of migrants and societies through a rights-based approach.
- Where we work
- Take Action
- Data and Resources
- 2030 Agenda
Migration is increasingly recognized as a significant factor for the achievement of sustainable development. As the UN Migration Agency, IOM helps governments and the international community to harness the development potential of migration for both migrants and societies.
IOM’s work in the area of Migration & Development focuses on:
- Mainstreaming migration into international cooperation and development policies;
- Engaging diaspora communities to contribute to socio-economic development in their countries of origin through skills and knowledge transfer;
- Harnessing remittances to support sustainable local development and investment both for families receiving remittances and broader communities.