IOM (International Organization for Migration )

IOM profile

  • Overview

    Established in 1951, IOM is the world’s largest agency dealing with migration. With offices in over 150 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

    IOM works to

    • help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration,
    • promote international cooperation on migration issues,
    • assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems
    • provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, be they refugees, displaced persons or other uprooted people.

    Preferences in private sector partnership

    We seek to work with business to

    • amplify key migration messages through advocacy and awareness raising;
    • develop new solutions and approaches to enhance IOM’s operational capacity, efficiency and effectiveness;
    • mobilize resources to better assist migrants, displaced persons and communities;
    • promote joint efforts to tackle migration-related opportunities and challenges that require multi-stakeholder approaches.
    Preferred partnership types

    Advocacy of global issues; Business opportunities in low income communities/countries ; Project funding; Provision of goods; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines development

    Sustainable Development Goals

    1. No poverty; 5. Gender equality; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

    Issue areas

    Biodiversity; Climate Change; Energy; Gender Equality; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Peace; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 2; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Rule of Law; Women's Empowerment


    Jul 2011 - Horn of Africa: Drought; Yemen; Chad; West Africa; Kenya; Zimbabwe; Afghanistan; Iraq; Sudan; Somalia

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 50 countries (click to show)
    Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo; Congo (Democratic Republic of the); Cote d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mayotte (France); Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan (Republic of); Sudan; Swaziland; Togo; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Americas: 38 countries (click to show)
    Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Bahamas; Belize; Bermuda; Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; United States; Uruguay; Venezuela
    Asia: 36 countries (click to show)
    Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China; China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region); China - Macau (Special Administrative Region); Cyprus; Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Georgia; India; Indonesia; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor Leste; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; Vietnam
    Europe: 42 countries (click to show)
    Albania; Austria; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Holy See; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Monaco; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Republic of Moldova; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Ukraine; United Kingdom
    Middle East: 18 countries (click to show)
    Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Morocco; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen
    Oceania: 10 countries (click to show)
    Australia; Fiji; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

    Type(s) of services / business sectors

    Automobiles & Parts; Banks; Financial Services; Food & Beverage; Health Care; Industrial Goods & Services; Insurance; Media; Personal & Household Goods; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications

    Goods categories

    Books & audiovisual; Computer hardware & software; Educational; Medicine & health; Packaging & paper products; Personal care products & luggage; Shelter & construction; Telecommunications; Textiles & leather products; Transportation