Partnerships provide an important platform for advancing cooperation on migration. IOM plays a key role in supporting partnerships and the means to collaborate at national, regional, and global levels for better and more effective migration management.

IOM promotes informal dialogues between States and cooperation among agencies, and involves various stakeholders, including civil society and migrants, as both subjects and agents of migration. In helping to develop and strengthen partnerships on migration, IOM provides substantive, expert and organizational assistance to governments and other institutions.

The Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships (ICP) is responsible for supporting and coordinating IOM’s relations with governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and the media. ICP’s functions necessitate internal partnerships across the respective departments at Headquarters and IOM missions in the field.

The International Partnerships Division (IPD) within ICP is responsible for monitoring and developing IOM’s partnerships at the inter-State and inter-agency level, working closely with various units in ICP; the IOM Office of the Permanent Observer to the UN; departments at IOM’s Headquarters and IOM Missions across the world.