International Organisation for Migration (Międzynarodowa Organizacja do Spraw Migracji - IOM) is an inter-governmental organisation established in 1951. IOM is active in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 127 member states (including Poland since 1992), 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.

IOM Międzynarodowa Organizacja ds. Migracji Biuro w Warszawie
IOM International Organisation for Migration - Department in Warsaw
8 Mariensztat St
00-302 Warsaw

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