Who we are
WHO WE AREThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with 175 member states and a presence in over 100 countries. Germany joined the IOM in 1954.
Our WorkAs the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration, IOM plays a key role to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through different areas of intervention that connect both humanitarian assistance and sustainable development. In Germany, IOM implements projects mainly in the areas of migrant protection and assistance, as well as advocating for migrants’ rights and serving as a liaison office for German funded IOM activities worldwide.
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IOM is among the world’s largest humanitarian actors, providing comprehensive responses in crisis and emergency contexts as well as with regards to crisis prevention, peacebuilding, and development cooperation.
The German government and the federal states support IOM both financially and as strategic partners. Germany is one of IOM's largest donors, enabling the implementation of operational aid programmes for migrants worldwide. The Liaison Office in Berlin serves as a connection point between the German donor institutions and the IOM country offices that implement projects with German funding around the world, as well as the IOM regional offices and headquarters in Geneva. In addition, IOM Germany works closely with non-governmental organizations, associations and other representatives of civil society.
IOM Germany is one of four IOM country offices with Resource Mobilization Function.