FACTS AND FIGURES (GLOBAL)
Through the Department of Migration Management, IOM works on the development of policy guidance for the field; the formulation of global strategies; standard-setting and quality control; and knowledge management relating to “mainstream” migration sectors, including labour and facilitated migration, migration and development, counter-trafficking, assisted voluntary return, migration health, assistance for vulnerable migrants, immigration and border management and overall capacity-building in migration management.
In addition, the Department also manages the IOM Development Fund and is responsible for reviewing, endorsing and managing multiregional and global projects. The Department provides technical supervision of project review and endorsement to experts in the field. It is also responsible for maintaining operational partnerships with relevant governmental, multilateral and private sector industry partners in coordination with the Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships.
Migration Governance and Development
IOM Somalia focuses particularly on advancing well-being of society and migrants through stronger migration governance and development, including aspects such as:
- Improved practices to protect and assist vulnerable migrants are operational
- Sustainable reintegration of returning Somalis from abroad
- Government partners harness development benefit from migration
- Strengthened cross-border migration management
- Diaspora human and financial resources optimized
IOM has had a presence in Somalia since 2006.