Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) - UN Migration - is the leading inter-governmental organization dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by advancing the understanding of migration issues, assisting governments in meeting the challenges of migration, encouraging social and economic development through migration, and upholding the dignity and well-being of migrants, their families and their communities.
With 173 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM also works 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.
The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.
In Indonesia, IOM operations date back to 1979 with the processing of Vietnamese boat people arriving in Tanjung Pinang port, Riau Islands. Since then, IOM’s activities have expanded both in terms of geographic reach and target population.
Today, IOM Indonesia is one of the largest IOM missions in the world, with over 300 staff members located across the country and working on a wide range of activities in partnership with the Government of Indonesia, civil society, and the donor community.
IOM Indonesia works in broad areas of migration management:
- Counter Trafficking and Labour Migration
- Disaster, Climate and Resilience
- Immigration and Border Management
- Migrant Assistance
- Migration & Development
- Migration Health
- Resettlement and Assisted Voluntary Return