Official Statements

IOM Director General Calls for Action to Save Migrants Lives on International Migrants Day 2014


Geneva - On International Migrants Day 2014, December 18

IOM Releases New Data on Migrant Fatalities Worldwide: Almost 40,000 Since 2000


Geneva - IOM today (29/9/2014) released of “Fatal Journeys: Tracking Lives Lost During Migration,” the world’s most comprehensive tally to date of migrant fatalities across land and sea.

A Future Without Malaria: Healthy Migrants in Malaria-Free Communities


Geneva – 25 April 2014 - In 2012 there were some 207 million cases of malaria worldwide and an estimated 627,000 people died from the disease. In endemic countries, which include some of the world’s poorest nations, the burden placed on communities and households by malaria contributes significantly to the cycle of poverty.

IOM Peru: Official Statement


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental agency with 155 member states from every continent; IOM is not affiliated with any government agency or non-governmental group; IOM's work is humanitarian in nature, and along with working with migrants, it includes preparing for and responding to natural disasters and supporting sustainable development projects at the request of host governments, including Peru's.

Reaching Migrants is Key to Success in the Global Fight against TB: IOM


Philippines - One third of the estimated nine million people who get sick with tuberculosis each year miss out on care from established health systems, and with multidrug-resistant strains on the rise, the disease threatens to make deadly inroads into hard-to-reach populations.

International Women’s Day - IOM Director General Swing: 'Integrate Migrant Women into Development Agenda'


Geneva, 7 March 2014 - The International Organization for Migration calls today on the international community to ensure that migrant women are not left behind in the ongoing discussions on the post-2015 development agenda. Observing International Women’s Day (8 March), IOM Director General, William Lacy Swing, emphasized the urgency to more systematically and thoroughly address the often unique situation of migrant women.

It’s Time to Take Action and Save Lives of Migrants Caught in Crisis


Geneva 17 December 2013 - The International Organization for Migration warns today that unless the international community takes decisive action to address the causes of irregular migration, more migrant lives will be lost at the hands of people smugglers and traffickers.

IOM granted Consultative Observer Status at the Ibero-American Conference


Member States of the Ibero-American Conference have granted IOM Consultative Observer Status at the XXIII Latin American Summit of Heads of State and Governments that is taking place this week in Panama City, Panama under the title “The Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Role of the Ibero-American Community within a New Global Context”.

IOM World Migration Report 2013 How Migrants Rate Their Well-Being


The World Migration Report 2013: Migrant Well-Being and Development, launched this week by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, presents for the first time a global picture of the well-being of migrants.

“Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward” – International Youth Day, August 12th, 2013


Geneva, Switzerland –  In today’s increasingly globalized and interconnected world in which more people migrate than ever before in human history, young migrants between 15 and 24 have become powerful agents of change and development. By mid-2010, the total number of migrant youth was estimated at 27 million, representing an eighth of the 214 million international migrants in the world today.