International Organisation for Migration


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 155 member states, a further 11 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

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.

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:

  • Migration and development
  • Facilitating migration
  • Regulating migration
  • Forced migration.

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.

Athens Office

Dodekanisou 6, 17456
Alimos, Athens Greece
tel: +30 210 99 19 040
fax: +30 210 99 12 914

Thessaloniki Office

Vassileos Georgiou Α 1
Dimarchiako Megaro
Ktirio E, Office 26E
54640 Thessaloniki, Greece
tel: +30 2313 317 349

Patra Office

Vassileos Georgiou square Α
Megaro Logou & Technis
26211 Patra, Greece
tel: +30 2610 240 196

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