|1980||ICEM's Council changes the Organization's name to the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration (ICM) in recognition of its increasing global role.
3 million migrants directly assisted by ICM.
|1983||ICM extends the Migration for Development Programme to qualified nationals from African countries.|
|1985||Migration for Development Programmes are extended to Asia.
4 million migrants directly assisted by ICM.
|1986||One million Indo-Chinese refugees have been assisted since 1975.|
|1989||ICM becomes the International Organization for Migration (IOM) upon the amendment and ratification of the 1953 Constitution.|