IOM Becomes a Related Organization to the UN

Date Publish: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Member States of the United Nations (UN), through the General Assembly, today unanimously adopted a resolution approving the Agreement to make the International Organization for Migration (IOM) a Related Organization of the UN. The Agreement outlines a closer relationship between IOM and the UN to strengthen the cooperation and enhance their ability to fulfill their respective mandates in the interest of migrants and Member States. Through the Agreement, the UN recognizes IOM as an indispensable actor in the field of human mobility. This includes protection of migrants and displaced people in migration-affected communities, as well as in areas of refuge settlement and voluntary returns, and incorporates migration in country development plans.


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