Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. With 173 member states and through 394 offices with 13000 staff IOM works with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the well-being and human rights of migrants.IOM has been active in South-Eastern, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (SEEECA) from the early 1990s. During that time, many countries in the region were experiencing complex mix of migration and displacement challenges resulting from huge geo-political changes.
Three decades on IOM Provides comprehensive support to governments in refining their policies, frameworks and practical mechanisms for migration management at national and multilateral levels, and ensuring protection and assistance to migrants in need. IOM aims to bring the extensive migration management expertise of the organization closer to all its beneficiaries and the Member States it serves.