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Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the main intergovernmental organization in the field of migration.

IOM has more than 480 offices all over the world. At the moment, there are 156 member states and 10 observers.

Although not formally part of the United Nations System, since 1992, IOM holds the status of observer in the General Assembly and collaborates closely with the entire UN system and its agencies. IOM headquarters are located in Geneva.



The IOM Mission in Italy

The relations between the Italian Government and IOM are ruled by the “Accord de Siège” signed in Rome on 23 June 1967, approved and ratified by law n. 441 – 22.02.1968. It defines IOM activities in Italy and it ensures the fulfilment of common goals, according to the IOM mandate.

The IOM Mission in Italy serves as the coordinating office for the Mediterranean.

 

IOM's activities in Italy

IOM's main activities in Italy cover the following areas of intervention: Migration and development; Labour Migration, Technical cooperation, Counter trafficking, Family reunification; Movements, Assisted Voluntary Return, Psychosocial and Cultural Integration.