IOM in Romania
IOM was establised in Romania in 1992 and its activities were sanctioned by HG 568/1992 regarding the ratification of the Agreement between the Romanian Government and IOM, in respect to the legal status of the Organization.
Romania has become an IOM member state in 1998 when the Law 123/1998 was passed, accepting the IOM Constitution.
On 8 May 2008, a Tri-partite Agreement was signed in Bucharest by IOM, UNHCR, and the Romanian Government, concerning the temporary evacuation in Romania or persons in urgent need of international protection, and their onward resettlement.
IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, be they refugees, displaced persons or other uprooted people. The IOM Constitution gives explicit recognition to the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement of persons.
IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and addressing forced migration. Cross-cutting activities include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.
IOM works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
For more information on IOM activities in Romania, visit the country website at http://romania.iom.int.