Established in 1951, International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 132 member states, a further 17 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

 

IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

 

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement. Latvia has been IOM observer state since 1998 and IOM Mission in Latvia was opened in 2004.

 

 

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For more information about IOM and its activities worldwide, please visit the global website at www.iom.int.