International Organization for Migration

Acronym: IOM

Established: 1951

Address: Route des Morillons 17, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

Stakeholder group: International and regional organisations

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental body that tackles questions pertaining to migration, internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers. Initially known as the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM), the organisation was established in 1951 in order to resettle people after WWII. Today, the IOM has 173 member states and nine observer states.