The past decades have witnessed an expansion of inter-governmental and other initiatives to develop joint approaches to migration. IOM's International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) has held a pioneering role in bringing together all migration stakeholders, at a global level, for free and open discussions on the opportunities and challenges which migration presents.

The IDM is IOM’s principal forum for migration policy dialogue. Founded in 2001 and rooted in IOM’s Constitution and Strategy, the IDM is open to IOM Member and Observer States, as well as international and non-governmental organizations, migrants, and partners from media, academia or the private sector. The IDM provides a space to analyse current and emerging issues in migration governance and to exchange experiences, policy approaches and effective practices.

Every year, the IDM is guided by an overarching theme selected by the IOM membership through a process of informal consultations. The annual theme is elaborated during workshops bringing together migration policymakers and practitioners from around the world.

 

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Human Mobility and Development: Emerging Trends and New Opportunities for Partnerships

2013
2012

Managing Migration in Crisis Situations

2011

The Future of Migration: Building Capacities for Change

2010

Migration and Social Change

2009

Human Rights and Migration: Working Together for Safe, Dignified and Secure Migration

2008

Return Migration: Challenges and Opportunities

2007

Migration Management in the Evolving Global Economy

2006

Partnerships in Migration

2005

Towards Policy Coherence on Migration

2004

Valuing Migration

2003

Migration in a Globalized World

2002
2001