International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM)
Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM)

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History

5 Dec 1951, Brussels (Belgium), following International Migration Conference attended by 16 governments, as Provisional Intergovernmental Committee for the Movement of Migrants from Europe -- Comité intergouvernemental provisoire pour les mouvements migratoires d'Europe. Name changed to Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM) -- Comité intergouvernemental pour les migrations européennes (CIME) -- Comité Intergubernamental para las Migraciones Europeas, 15 Nov 1952. Constitution came into force 30 Nov 1954. Full juridical personality in each member country. The name Intergovernmental Committee for Migration (ICM) -- Comité intergouvernemental pour les migrations (CIM) -- Comité Intergubernamental para las Migraciones (CIM) was adopted in 1980 in recognition of the Organization's global role. New constitution, including a change in name, approved 20 May 1987; entered into force and current name adopted, 14 Nov 1989, when two thirds of member states formally notified their acceptance; amendments adopted 24 Nov 1998, which entered into force 21 Nov 2013. EU Transparency Register: 14074813668-09.

Aims

Promote humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all by providing services and advice to governments and migrants; promote international cooperation on migration issues; aid in the search for practical solutions to migration problems; provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, whether refugees, displaced persons or other uprooted people.

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Activities

Advocacy/lobbying/activism; Politics/policy/regulatory; guidance/assistance/consulting; research/documentation.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 92 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 100 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 174 countries
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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Migrants
    • Refugees
  • Peace
    • Humanitarian
  • Solidarity
    • Cooperation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

B1112

Last News Received

2017
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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