International Migration

Cover image for Vol. 52 Issue 4

Edited By: Elzbieta M. Gozdziak

Impact Factor: 0.839

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 16/24 (Demography)

Online ISSN: 1468-2435

Society Information

International Organization for Migration home page

International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental organization with sixty-nine Member States and forty-eight Observer States. Founded in 1951 as an operational agency, IOM was set up with the original aim of resettling Europeans displaced by the Second World War who needed assistance to reach countries of resettlement. Since then, the Organization's focus has expanded to offer programmes which assist migrants and governments world-wide. With its headquarters in Geneva, IOM has some 2,000 staff spread over more than one hundred regional and country offices.

IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. It acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration; and work towards effective respect of the human dignity and well-being of migrants. In the context of its Constitution, individuals of concern to IOM include economic migrants, displaced persons, refugees, nationals returning to their home country, and other individuals in need of international migration assistance.

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