IOM in El Salvador

El Salvador joined IOM as a member state in November of 1968. In 1983, IOM opened its office in San Salvador. Since then, IOM San Salvador’s main partners in government have been the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior.

Since its establishment in the country, IOM has focused its efforts on programs that deal with the transfer of qualified human resources, return and reintegration of qualified nationals, selective migration, the integration of experts and scholars, the repatriation of Salvadorans, family reunification, Salvadoran workers willing to work in Canada and Australia, humanitarian assistance, the fight against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, travel documents control and issuance.

IOM El Salvador is also IOM’s focal point towards the Sistema de Integración Centromericana (SICA) and holds the Technical Secretariat of the Central American Commission of Directors of Migration (OCAM).

More information on IOM's activities in El Salvador is available here.


Last updated:
Main text: October 2015
Facts and figures: May 2012