IOM Today

An intergovernmental organization established in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

  • 162 Member States and 9 State Observers
  • 401 offices with more than 9,000 staff
  • 95% of staff members based in the Field, with a ratio of 1:8 international versus national staff
  • Key areas of migration management include migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration and forced migration

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Migration Research

Research and Publications. IOM Thailand regularly carries out and publishes research on migration issues together with its partners.

Promoting High-level National Dialogue on Migration. IOM is currently chair of the UN Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Migration.

Research and Publications

IOM Thailand regularly carries out and publishes research on migration issues together with its partners. Policy-oriented research and publications are sought after by governments who want to better understand migration issues in order to improve their migration management; donors who want a better understanding of migration; and development partners who want to better understand the links between migration and a broad range of issues including human security, trafficking, poverty reduction, health and education. IOM's research aims to bring the interests of each of these players together in order to improve and promote dialogue, as well as provide recommendations for continued collaborative work.

Main Projects

  • Poverty Reduction through Skills Development for Safe and Regular Migration in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Embassy of Switzerland
  • Assessing Potential Changes in the Migration Patterns of Lao PDR Migrants and Their Impacts on Thailand and Lao PDR, with the Asian Research Center for Migration, Chulalongkorn University
  • Study on Trafficking, Exploitation and Abuse in Mekong Sub-region (STEAM)
  • Thailand Migration Report 2014, with the United Nations Thematic Working Group on Migration, Thailand
  • Assessing Potential Changes in the Migration Patterns of Myanmar Migrants and Their Impacts on Thailand, with the Asian Research Center for Migration, Chulalongkorn University
Donors
  • International Labour Organization
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Population Fund
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • World Health Organization
  • United Nations Children’s Fund
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • International Telecommunication Union
  • The World Bank
  • IOM Development Fund (IDF) and ANESVAD

Promoting High-level National Dialogue on Migration

IOM is currently chair of the UN Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Migration. The TWG is an inter-agency body that has been active since 2004 and consists of 14 agencies based in Thailand. The TWG meets bi-monthly and aims to create a better understanding of migration issues and to develop a common approach to strengthening coordination mechanisms and information sharing among United Nations agencies, in close cooperation with several Ministries of the Royal Thai Government.

 


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