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WHO WE AREThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with 175 member states and a presence in 171 countries.
Our WorkAs the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration, IOM plays a key role to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through different areas of intervention that connect both humanitarian assistance and sustainable development.
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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands launched the Cooperation on Migration and Partnerships to Achieve Sustainable Solutions initiative (COMPASS) at the beginning of 2021. COMPASS is a global initiative, in partnership with 14 countries, designed to enhance access to protection-sensitive pathways and empowerment for migrants of all gender and diversity groups, thereby enabling them to contribute to sustainable development outcomes in their communities.
The initiative is centred on a whole-of-society approach which, in addition to assisting individuals, will work across all levels – households, communities, and the wider communities. In addition to global activities, COMPASS specifically focuses on the following partner countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan and Tunisia.
COMPASS KEY OUTCOMES
Migrants and their families are protected, assisted, and empowered to pursue sustainable resolution of vulnerabilities and reintegration.
Communities of origin and return play an active role in preventing unsafe and irregular migration as well as sustainable reintegration.
Governments and partners are equipped to enhance migrant protection, combat trafficking and smuggling while promoting safe migration and sustainable reintegration.
More information sharing, learning and coordination between and amongst governments, IOM and development partners.
- Stories from the field
- Artistic and Vocational Trainings in Algeria: Crafting Sustainable Futures
- IOM Fosters Community-based Reintegration Through the Recycling of Khat Waste in Ethiopia
- Over 326 migrants receive health care at clinique ESTHER in Mali thanks to support from IOM and the Netherlands
- IOM Offers Hope to Trafficking Victims in Zinder
- IOM Supports Cooperation Between Ethiopia and The Netherlands on Fostering Safe Migration and Community Development
- Fast Cars And Slow Recovery: Referrals For Iraqi Returnees Help Restart And Rebuild Lives
- Government of Ethiopia Renews Commitment to Combat Irregular Migration, Following Migrant Deaths in Zambia
- Just in time for his daughter’s wedding: a Sudanese migrant returns home after 30 years
- IOM Helps Vulnerable Bangladeshis Return from Lebanon as More Migrants Line Up to Leave
- Awareness and Empowerment session organized in Lebanon on the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons
- IOM Assists 113 West African Migrants to Return Home from Algeria
- Nigeria: IOM And The Owa-Alero Community Launch A Campaign To Promote Safe Migration
- 8 facts to know about migration in Chad
- Reintegration After the Horrors of Irregular Migration and Trafficking: “I Am Gradually Regaining My Dignity”
- Over 30,000 People Get Critical Help Through IOM and the Netherlands’ Safe Migration Initiative
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Besides working across multiple areas of migration management, COMPASS is centered on a whole-of-society approach that, in addition to assisting individuals, will work across households, communities, and the wider society.