IOM NGO Humanitarian Consultations

IOM NGO Humanitarian Consultations

Geneva, Switzerland
13 June 2016


On 13 June 2016, the second annual IOM NGO Humanitarian Consultation took place in Geneva, Switzerland, jointly organized by International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) and IOM. 98  participants attended,  including  76  representatives  of  46  NGOs  in  18  countries.

The overarching theme of the Consultations was that of partnership.  The  event  showcased  examples  of  good partnership practices between NGOs and IOM from the field, emphasizing the distinctive value added for both partners. 

During  breakout  sessions,  participants  took  stock  of best practices on current topics: changing the negative narrative on migration, the humanitarian–development nexus,  and  accountability  to  affected  populations.
Participants also identified ways of advancing and expanding IOM–NGO complementarity across these key areas in the future. 

At a time of unprecedented mobility, the opportunities emerging from the World Humanitarian Summit and  impending  19  September  UN  High-Level  Summit  were  discussed  and  assessed,  with  a  focus  on opportunities for NGOs and IOM to work better together to fulfill respective humanitarian roles more effectively.