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IOM in Argentina

IOM in Argentina develops various activities, projects and programs to assist migrants and communities, provide technical support and advice to government programs, other partners and civil society organizations in Argentina, in all aspects of migration and human rights in general.

IOM offices were set up in the country in 1953 to develop programs of technical cooperation among countries.

In 1998, IOM Buenos Aires was designated as the Regional Office for the Southern Cone, responsible for providing assistance to IOM offices in the countries under its jurisdiction.

In 2011, following a structural reform in the organization, a national office was set up in Buenos Aires to carry out projects that address local needs related to migration. Broader regional responsibility was given to the Office of the Southern Cone, transforming it into the Regional Office for South America, in charge of oversight, planning, coordination and support of IOM activities in the region.

Thematic Areas:

  • Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Migrant Integration
  • Resettlement Assistance
  • Voluntary Return and Reintegration
  • Migration Policy and Research
  • Gender and Migration
  • Counter-Trafficking
  • Migration and Health
  • Migrants and Cities
  • Assistance to migrants and operations

More information (in Spanish) is available on the IOM Argentina website.


Updated: May 2016
Facts and Figures: February 2016


CapitalBuenos Aires
Population (2015):43.4 million
Area:2,800,000 km sq
Languages :Spanish
Currency:Argentine Peso (ARS)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):not available
HDI Rank (2014):40 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 540 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):0.1 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):4.8%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):54%
Population under 15 (2015):25.2%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):0.5%

IOM Country Office, Buenos Aires
Callao 1046 – Piso 2 A C1023AAQ
Buenos Aires

Tel: +5411 4811 9148
  +5411 4813 9940
Fax: +5411 4813 2548‎
Email: IOMBuenosAires@iom.int
Website: http://argentina.iom.int/co/