Points of IOM Contact for CSOs

The International Partnerships Division (IPD) of the IOM Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships (ICP) is, inter alia, the institutional entry point at IOM headquarters for directing queries, information and invitations to the relevant IOM unit/ department/ mission.

The operational and thematic areas of priority for civil society organizations (CSOs) interfacing at Headquarters are covered by:

The Department of Migration Management (DMM), which is concerned with “mainstream” migration sectors, including labour and facilitated migration, migration and development, counter-trafficking, assisted voluntary return, migration health and capacity building in migration management.

The Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE), which is responsible for overseeing IOM’s activities related to resettlement, movement, logistics, preparedness and response in migration crises and humanitarian emergencies through recovery and transitional settings.

The Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships (ICP), which is responsible for supporting and coordinating IOM’s relations with governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and the media; forum activities including the IDM, RCPs, IOM Council meetings; as well as communications and public information functions. The Media and Communications Division (MCD) in ICP plays a key role in providing a regular flow of information and visibility to CSO partners in the field and providing information to civil society. In addition, IOM’s International Migration Law (IML) Unit provides training and capacity building on international migration law for government officials, CSOs, international governmental organizations and IOM staff.

CSOs are also welcome to directly contact the IOM missions in their respective countries/regions of operation. For more information on the global network of IOM regional, special liaison and country offices, please consult: http://www.iom.int/cms/where-we-work