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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) supports and coordinates relations with its Member States, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and the media. It also provides guidance and support for relations with governmental, multilateral and private sector donors.

IOM leads and coordinates forum activities, including the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM), support for global and regional consultative processes and preparations for its annual governing body meetings. 

The Organization also monitors national and international migration policy developments and promotes awareness and understanding of international migration law. It ensures broad and consistent development and dissemination of IOM’s institutional positions on key international migration policy issues and trends, in consultation with organizational units. It also keeps IOM staff informed on strategic planning and programme development, as well as coordinating, promoting and disseminating new research, in particular with respect to emerging issues. These functions include contributions to the international migration discourse, tracking international meetings, determining priorities and ensuring adequate representation.