Strategic Objectives for the Way Forward

IOM holds the view that in a world ever on the move, more can be achieved for migrants and societies alike by working collaboratively rather than individually. Additional complementarities between the work of IOM and civil society organizations (CSO) and enhanced impact of individual and collective actions can be achieved through greater IOM-CSO dialogue, resource pooling and joint action.

To this end, the Organization has three strategic objectives with regard to enhancing its engagement with CSOs:

1. Take stock of existing partnerships with CSOs: By creating and maintaining a repository of information on IOM-CSO partnerships, IOM seeks to better inform future engagement with CSOs.

2. Develop platforms, such as the annual and regional IOM-CSO consultations, for two-way exchanges between IOM and CSOs: IOM holds the view that sustained dialogue facilitates the identification of joint priorities, the exchange of good practices and the strengthening of synergies between IOM and civil society.

3. Empower CSOs to have a greater voice in the Organization: Through regular communication with CSOs on policy and operational issues, IOM seeks to ensure that partners are well informed and can therefore more effectively engage with IOM at the global, regional and national levels.