Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and is a Related Organization of the United Nations. IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. To advance this aim, IOM provides services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM began its operations in Thailand in 1975, assisting the resettlement of Indo-Chinese refugees to countries offering them permanent residence. With the Kingdom of Thailand joining IOM as a member state in 1986, the organization's cooperation with the Royal Thai Government has expanded to cover all aspects of migration affecting the Kingdom and its neighbors, including labor migration, migration health, counter trafficking, emergency and post crisis, institution building, border management, security and law enforcement.
Today, IOM has a strong presence in Thailand and is one of the largest country offices worldwide. Thailand is also home to the IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. For more information on IOM activities in Thailand, visit http://thailand.iom.int/.