IOM (International Organization for Migration)
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
With 175 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. IOM is part of the United Nations system, as a related organization.
IOM supports migrants across the world, developing effective responses to the shifting dynamics of migration and, as such, is a key source of advice on migration policy and practice. The organization works in emergency situations, developing the resilience of all people on the move, and particularly those in situations of vulnerability, as well as building capacity within governments to manage all forms and impacts of mobility.
Since the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in 2018, IOM coordinates the secretariat of the United Nations Network on Migration (UNNM) which ensures effective, timely and coordinated UN system-wide support to Member States.
IOM in UN City
IOM opened its office in Denmark in 2009 and since 2013 IOM Denmark has been part of UN City in Copenhagen. IOM Denmark develops and implements migration projects in Denmark in collaboration with its partners, reporting to IOM’s Regional Office for the European Economic Area, the European Union and NATO in Brussels.
Migration projects include support to Legal Identity and Rights-Based Return Management, Resettlement of refugees, technical support to labour mobility/migration management and Counter-Trafficking data, among others.
In 2022, the office assumed the functions of a Sub-Regional Office for the Nordic countries, leading IOM’s liaison and coordination with strategic partners, including donors in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.