Iom activities that cut across these areas include

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IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.MissionIOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to:•Assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management.•Advance understanding of migration issues.•Encourage social and economic development through migration.•Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.IOM’s Strategic Focus
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1. To provide secure, reliable, flexible and cost-effective services for persons who require international migration assistance.2.To enhance the humane and orderly management of migration and the effective respect for the human rights of migrants in accordance with international law.3. To offer expert advice, research, technical cooperation and operational assistance to States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizationsand other stakeholders, in order to build national capacities and facilitate international, regional and bilateral cooperation on migration matters.4. To contribute to the economic and social development of States through research, dialogue, design and implementation of migration-related programmers aimed at maximizing migration’s benefits.5. To support States, migrants and communities in addressing the challengesof irregular migration, including through research and analysis into root causes, sharing information and spreading best practices, as well as facilitating development-focused solutions.6. To be a primary reference point for migration information, research, best practices, data collection, compatibility and sharing.7. To promote, facilitate and support regional and global debate and dialogueon migration, including through the International Dialogue on Migration, so as to advance understanding of the opportunities and challenges it presents, the identification and development of effective policies for addressing those challenges and to identify comprehensive approaches and measures for advancing international cooperation.8. To assist States to facilitate the integration of migrants in their new environment and to engage Diasporas, including as development partners.9.To participate in coordinated humanitarian responses in the context of inter-agency arrangements in this field and to provide migration services in other emergency or post-crisis situations as appropriate and as relates to theneeds of individuals, thereby contributing to their protection.10.To undertake programmers which facilitate the voluntary return and reintegration of refugees, displaced persons, migrants and other individuals in need of international migration services, in cooperation with other relevant
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international organizations as appropriate, and taking into account the needsand concerns of local communities.
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