Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. IOM works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 155 member states, and a further 11 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.