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International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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Why in news?

  • Amy Pope from the United States has been elected as the new Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), making her the first woman to hold this position.

About International Organization for Migration (IOM):

  • IOM is an intergovernmental organization that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including refugees, internally displaced persons, and migrant workers.
  • IOM was established in 1951 as Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM) to help resettle people displaced by World War II.
  • It was granted Permanent Observer status to UN General Assembly in 1992. It is part of the UN now.
  • IOM publishes World Migration Report every year.
  • IOM works in four broad areas of migration management—migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and forced migration.


  • It has 175 member states.
  • India is a member of IOM.


Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding ‘International Organization for Migration (IOM)’?

1. It is a United Nations agency that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants

2. India is not a member of IOM

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2