Our Work

IOM’s overall goal is to promote good migration governance, which, if achieved, supports humane and orderly migration which benefits migrants and society.

IOM’s strategic objectives  are to provide comprehensive support to States in managing migration in a coherent, humane and balanced manner; to provide effective protection and assistance to migrants; to enhance the understanding of good migration governance within the international community at large, the private sector, civil society and other partners. 

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