IOM reduces the risks and impacts of climate change, environmental degradation, conflict and instability for communities affected by or at risk of displacement. 

As global displacement reaches record levels, IOM will go beyond simply responding to displacement crises to anticipating and mitigating risks and enhancing preparedness.

IOM’s ability to bring together the foremost migration experts and the technological capacity of the private sector will be central to our efforts to develop data-driven capacity to foresee migration and displacement patterns. This will enhance our ability to co-create with and empower governments, communities and displaced people to avoid and minimize the negative impacts of displacement.

Developing countries, especially small island developing States, must be prepared for the impact of climate change. IOM will step up assistance for State-led efforts to plan migration in the context of climate change adaptation and enhance the resilience of affected communities, including populations that are unable to move out of harm's way. We will support people who want to stay in their home areas by increasing investments in disaster risk reduction measures and local adaptation. IOM will embed environmental standards across our operations to ensure that we contribute to reducing environmental degradation, always looking for opportunities to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resource management.

In areas impacted by conflict, crisis and fragility, IOM will mobilize peacebuilding efforts to prevent and resolve conflict, improve stability and, ultimately, contribute to the establishment of resilient, peaceful and inclusive societies.

We will strengthen social cohesion, promote good governance, prevent and respond to human rights violations and improve public infrastructure.

With more people living in displacement for longer, IOM will build resilience and self-reliance by increasing access to livelihoods and housing, land and property rights, with specific provisions to include marginalized groups.

Working towards common outcomes to achieve durable solutions, IOM will increase its investment in development approaches that integrate health care, education, livelihoods and community-based protection mechanisms to support successful integration.

IOM will help people to move away from situations of risk and persecution by working closely with governments, United Nations agencies and other stakeholders to enable resettlement, and will boost efforts to facilitate safe, voluntary and dignified return and sustainable reintegration of displaced persons. 

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