18 December, International Migrants Day - Message from IOM DG William Lacy Swing

Migration is a wake-up call for society. Let us prepare, not panic

International Migrants Day 2016

On the occasion of the International Migrants Day that will be commemorated on 18 December, IOM Jordan and the Counter Trafficking Unit present the Global Migration Film Festival.

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan Announces the Resumption of Life-Saving Humanitarian Assistance at the Jordanian-Syrian Borders

(Amman, 22 November 2016) – On Tuesday 22 November 2016, The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan announced the resumption of life-saving humanitarian assistance to an estimated 85,000 stranded Syrian at the Jordanian-Syrian borders, in...

The UN has finally a migration agency

Speech of William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration, at the September Summit and signing of the IOM-UN Agreement

19 September 2016, 8:30 a.m.

General Assembly, UNHQ, New York



World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2016

The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is an important moment to show solidarity with the many victims of human trafficking around the world and this year we can keep the issue in the spotlight when World leaders gather on 19 September in New York for the UN Summit on Refugees and...


GENEVA, Switzerland—Member states of the International Organisation for Migration, meeting at its Special Council in Geneva earlier today, unanimously  approved IOM’s entry into the United Nations system.

IOM Director General’s Message on International Women’s Day 2016

On International Women’s Day 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reaffirms its unwavering commitment to gender equality and empowerment for the hundreds of millions of women and girls across the globe who have left their homes, whether by force or by choice, and often in...

رسالة الى اللاجئين السوريين / Important Message to Syrian Refugees

Important Message to Syrian Refugees:

UNHCR has notified IOM of a fraudulent scheme regarding resettlement to Canada using this link: