Global Experts Meeting on Migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Global Experts Meeting on Migration in the Post-2015 Development Agenda tookplace in the context of increasing recognition that migration is a key driver of sustainabledevelopment.

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IOM signs MoU with German Embassy for Document Verification

On January 19, 2015, IOM and the German Embassy signed a Memorandum of Understanding which gives IOM the authority to verify educational documents of applicants to various academic institutions of Germany for Undergraduate and Masters Programme.

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IOM continues to expand Migration Health Department

IOM provide Health Assessment services to immigrants bound to Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States, along with promoting the health of migrants and their host communities.

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Raising Migration Awareness through Street Theatre all over Bangladesh.

Using medium of street theatres and community meetings with potential migrants and local government officials at grass roots level, IOM has been raising awareness on key issues related to safe and orderly migration.

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Comprehensive Service Delivery for vulnerable population of Cox’s Bazar

Working together with Government of Bangladesh (GoB) increase access to Primary Health Care and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services for vulnerable and hard to reach communities in Cox’s Bazar.

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National Consultation on Human Trafficking and Smuggling through the South East region of Bangladesh, December 9th, 2014

On December 9th, 2014, IOM together with UNHCR organized a National Consultation to discuss issues related to human trafficking and smuggling through the South East region of Bangladesh.

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Café Joyeeta (previously Kafe Mukti), in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Mukti project, re-opened its Department of Women Affairs outlet this Tuesday, 4th March.

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New address of Migration Health Assessment Clinic - IOM MHAC

IOM Global

An inter governmental organization established in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

  • Membership increased from 67 States in 1998 to 157 States in 2014 and continues to grow
  • IOM offices in more than 150 countries
  • Field Location increased from 119 in 1998 to more than 481
  • Active Projects increased from 686 in 1998 to more than 2,396 in 204
  • Operational Staff increased from approximately 1,100 in 1998 to more than 9,000 almost entirely in the Filed
  • Total expenditure increased from USD 242.2 million in 1998 to USD 2039 million in 2014
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Other Activities

Migration Research

IOM undertakes research to focus attention on migration issues to raise awareness and provide governments and other actors with essential information for developing various forms of intervention. IOM research contributes to a better understanding of contemporary migration and trafficking issues, with the objective of enabling the organization and member governments to better respond to emerging migration challenges. Research objectives include:

  • Contributing to the development and improvement of new IOM operational activities.
  • Developing policy responses for governments to better manage migration flows.

The Migration Research Series (MRS) presents the findings of research projects managed by the IOM Research Unit in Geneva and studies prepared by IOM staff and field offices. The series is designed to bring the results of policy-relevant migration research to the attention of a broader audience more quickly than would be possible in academic journals and books.


One of IOM's main objectives is to bring migration and human trafficking issues to the attention of decision makers and stakeholders at all levels. As an intergovernmental organization dealing with often politically sensitive issues IOM considers the media an effective means by which to highlight migration issues and raise the awareness of all stakeholders involved. The Media and Public Information (MPI) Unit is the Organization's principal media representative. MPI formulates and implements a strategy for the dissemination of migration-related information to the media and other external stakeholders to raise and promote awareness and understanding of IOM policies and programmes. It also assists in the development and implementation of public relations strategies to promote IOM's image and objectives.

Internship Programme

The IOM Internship Programme provides students with the opportunity to learn about IOM's activities, gain initial work experience, and/or prepare for a degree dissertation. IOM provides on-the-job training to interns so that both they and the organization can benefit. Interns are given assignments and responsibility commensurate with their experience. They are referred to a supervisor who is responsible for mentoring and coaching them. They can be given short assignments either designed within on-going programmes or on an ad-hoc basis.

Interns are assigned a supervisor who is responsible for mentoring and coaching them throughout their internship. The assignments and responsibility given to Interns is commensurate with their previous experience and these short assignments will either be designed to support on-going programmes or created on an ad hoc basis.