International Organization For Migration

DIRECTOR GENERAL – Ambassador William Lacy Swing

MANDATE

IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading 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.

FORUM OBSERVERSHIP: 2014

DATE FOUNDED: 1951

HEADQUARTERS: Geneva, Switzerland

NO OF MEMBER COUNTRIES: 166 member states with 8 observer states

LANGUAGE: English, French, Spanish

WEBSITE: www.iom.int

 

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