2018 IOM-NGO Humanitarian Consultation

The fourth annual IOM-NGO Humanitarian Consultation was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 25 September 2018. The Consultation convened under the overall theme of internal displacement and was jointly organized by IOM and the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA).

IOM and crisis response NGO partners deliberated on the following topics:

  • Addressing internal displacement in protracted crises through the triple nexus of humanitarian, development and peace;
  • IOM-NGO complementarities in protection;
  • Transitional justice and internal displacement.

The Humanitarian Consultations are meant to help inform IOM policy, programming and coordination and are part of IOM’s active engagement with NGOs globally and throughout the year. IOM’s annual Humanitarian Consultations provide a unique opportunity for IOM and current and potential future NGO partners to come together and engage in strategic dialogue, explore new ways of working together, and build better partnerships to deliver greater impact.

Watch the Opening Address of IOM Director General William Lacy Swing (pre-recorded)