Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. Since 19 September 2016, IOM is also the UN Migration Agency.
IOM works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 169 member states, and a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM 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.
IOM works to ensure 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, including refugees and internally displaced people.
IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
IOM is committed to a respectful working environment amongst its staff members and beneficiaries. Here you can read IOM's Standards of Conduct, Policy for a Respectful Working Environment and Policy and Procedures for Preventing and Responding to Seaxual Exploitation and Abuse.