International Organization for Migration (IOM)

What is IOM?

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Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

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.

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:

  • Migration and development
  • Facilitating migration
  • Regulating migration
  • Forced migration

IOM’s Regional Office in Brussels

The Regional Office acts as IOM’s liaison and coordination office to the European Union and NATO and other key Brussels-based stakeholders. The Regional Office in Brussels supports the 28 IOM Country Offices in the region and IOM Offices worldwide on EU-related policy, programmes, legislation and cooperation and resource management.

IOM work is guided by Migration Governance Framework’s (MiGOF) principles and objectives which aim to facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people through planned and well-managed migration policies.

The Regional Office in Brussels engages in a broad range of areas at the regional and global level, as depicted in the Regional Office’s work.


IOM Regional Office for the European Economic Area, the European Union and NATO
Rue Montoyer 40
1000 Brussels

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