IOM in Uruguay
In 1956, the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM) opened its offices in Uruguay to develop programs of migrants´ movement from Europe. The constitution of IOM (that time ICEM) was approved by the National Assembly on 20 April 1965 and later that year included the Eastern Republic of Uruguay as a Member State.
Thanks to the enactment of the Cooperation Agreement between the Eastern Republic of Uruguay and IOM, the legal framework allowing the development of the programs, projects, and the permanent action of the Organization in Uruguay was set on 8 September 1993.
In the fulfillment of its main mandate, the IOM Mission in Uruguay currently accompanies the national efforts regarding migration in order to help meet the challenges posed by migration in the country.
- Capacity building
- Resettlement of Refugees
- Human Rights and Gender
- Voluntary Return and Reintegration
- Travel Assistance through the Visa Application (VAC) Center to Canada
- Assistance to Scholarship Holders
- Migrant Integration
- Cooperation and Relations with Civil Society
- Research and Studies
More information (in Spanish) is available on the IOM Uruguay website.
Main text: May 2016
Facts and figures: February 2016