Migration Management

The Department of Migration Management is responsible for the development of policy guidance for the field; the formulation of global strategies; standard-setting and quality control; and knowledge management relating to “mainstream” migration sectors, including labour and facilitated migration, migration and development, counter-trafficking, assisted voluntary return, migration health, assistance for vulnerable migrants, immigration and border management and overall capacity-building in migration management. In addition, the Department also manages the IOM Development Fund and is responsible for reviewing, endorsing and managing multiregional and global projects. The Department provides technical supervision of project review and endorsement to experts in the field. It is also responsible for maintaining operational partnerships with relevant governmental, multilateral and private sector industry partners in coordination with the Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships.

The  Department  of  Migration  Management  is  composed  of  five  divisions  and  one unit:

  • Migration Health Division
  • Immigration and Border Management Division
  • Migrant Protection and Assistance Division
  • Labour Mobility and Human Development Division
  • Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division
  • IOM Development Fund Unit.


November 2016