Who We Are
WHO WE AREThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with 175 member states and a presence in over 100 countries.
Our WorkAs the leading inter-governmental organization promoting humane and orderly migration, IOM plays a key role to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through different areas of intervention that connect both humanitarian assistance and sustainable development. Across Asia and the Pacific, IOM provides a comprehensive response to the humanitarian needs of migrants, returnees and host communities.
- Where we work
- Take Action
- Data and Resources
- 2030 Agenda
Key Migration Facts in Asia-Pacific
USD 306 billion
IOM’s Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand, oversees, plans, coordinates and supports IOM activities in the Asia-Pacific region and is responsible for project review and endorsement.
The Regional Office provides technical support to Country Offices; liaises with governments, development partners and civil society; and help Member States to build their migration management capacity. It also assists in the areas of emergency response, disaster risk reduction and climate-induced migration.
ROAP thematic specialists work in the areas of: Emergency and Post Crisis; Migration Protection and Assistance; Immigration and Border Management; Migration Health; Labor Migration and Human Develop- ment; and Migration, Environment and Climate Change.
Other specialists work in the fields of Regional Policy and Liaison; Media and Communications; Programme Support; Project Development, Resource Management and Field Security.
The office works closely with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
It also supports regional migration management iniatives including the Colombo Process on Overseas Employment; the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime; and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
Asia and the Pacific: Regional Strategy 2020-2024
The Regional Strategy aims to:
- Address the drivers of displacement and provide solutions for those displaced.
- Significantly scale up support to governments in enhancing migration management and governance.
- Strengthen IOM support for migration dialogues and collaborative actions in the region.
- Enhance knowledge and the evidence-based for effective migration policy, programme support and innovation in the region.