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Closing of first Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholder hearing of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

As delivered Closing remarks for the first Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholder hearing of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration and the intergovernmental conference on international migration 26 July 2017   H.E. Mr.  Jürg Lauber, H.E. Mr. Jose Gómez Camacho, Secretary-General of the Intergovernmental Conference on Migration Ms. Louise Arbour, […]

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First Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholder hearing of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

As delivered Opening remarks by Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly, for the First Informal Interactive Multi-stakeholder hearing of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration and the intergovernmental conference on international migration 26 July 2017    Secretary-General of the Intergovernmental Conference on International Migration, Louise Arbour, Excellencies, […]

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Closing Remarks at International Dialogue on Migration 2017

As delivered Closing Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at International Dialogue on Migration 2017 19 April, 2017   Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the International Organization for Migration for inviting me to address the closing session of the 2017 International […]

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

As delivered Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at Commemorative Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly to Observe International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – “Racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration”    21 March 2017     Secretary-General Guterres, Ms. Louise […]

65th anniversary of IOM

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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.