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Press Release: President of the UN General Assembly to visit Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland

PRESS RELEASE President of the UN General Assembly to visit Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland 21 February 2017 UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 February 2017 – The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will travel to Indonesia, Singapore and Switzerland, from 20 to 27 February 2017, for high-level meetings and official engagements, with the […]

Chinese President

High Level Meeting on ‘Building the Community of Common Destiny of Mankind’

As delivered Closing Remarks of Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly at High Level Meeting on ‘Building the Community of Common Destiny of Mankind’ 18 January 2017   H.E. President Xi Jinping Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Director-General Michael Moeller Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen   First and foremost, thank you President Xi for your […]

65th anniversary of IOM


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 165 member states, 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 help ensure the 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.

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:

  • Migration and development
  • Facilitating migration
  • Regulating migration
  • Forced migration.

IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.