Civil Society

IOM-CSO Partnerships: Advancing Migration for the Benefit of All

IOM and civil society organizations (CSOs) cooperate on a broad range of migration issues at global, regional, national and local levels. IOM is committed to sustained and mutually beneficial interaction with CSOs that builds on synergies in policy and operational areas of migration for the benefit of all. CSOs often have strong ties to the communities in which they work, an aspect which complements and enhances the impact of IOM efforts in the field of migration. Where CSOs are national or local in nature, IOM-CSO cooperation can contribute to the local ownership and sustainability of IOM programming.


Improving the Environmental Health Conditions of the People of Somalia

IOM and its partners work together to improve the health conditions of vulnerable migrants and host communities in Somalia.

A Drama of Hope in Viet Nam

A dance performance called “Inviting Myself to Hope” is staged by a group of migrants in attempt to tell authentic stories from their own lives as survivors of domestic violence.

Publication: Mexico – Public Policies Benefiting Migrants

Grupos Beta and Programa Paisano, both examples of successful partnerships with government and civil society, promote the protection of migrant communities in Mexico.