IOM - International Organization for Migration


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.

With 151 member states, a further 12 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

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, thus works under the leitmotiv “Migration for the benefit of all”..

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.

Contact data

Nibelungengasse 13/4
+43 1 585 33 22
+43 1 585 33 22-30
Contact Person
Katharina Benedetter
Tel: +4 1 585 33 22-19
Other offices
IOM has offices in 151 member states, for contact details please visit

Organisation details

Fields of work
campaigninglobbyingadvocacyeducationdevelopment cooperationhumanitarian aidintegrationdiversityawareness raisingmedia
developmentmigrationglobal issuesdecent workforeign policypeacehealthwatercultureeducationentrepreneurship
Memberships in networks
IOM is cooperating with umberous international and nongouvernemental organizations, which also hold observerstatus, please see
Legal status

Languages & Countries

Main operation languages
Countries working in currently
AfricaAsiaAustraliaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Northern AmericaSouthern America