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WHO WE AREThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with 175 member states and a presence in 171 countries.
Our WorkAs the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration, IOM plays a key role to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through different areas of intervention that connect both humanitarian assistance and sustainable development.
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Launched by the New York Declaration – a common plan for addressing large scale movements of refugees and migrants – the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) was forged through more than 18 months of intensive discussions with UN Member States, experts, civil society and refugees.
The GCR aims to address the current challenges related to refugee situations by putting into place a Programme of Action and a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF). The Compact also endeavours to ease pressures on host countries, enhance refugee self-reliance, expand access to third country solutions and support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity.
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