International Organization for Migration (IOM)
The UN Migration Agency (IOM) was established in 1951 as an intergovernmental organization to facilitate the resettlement of European migrants uprooted by the Second World War. Today, it has broadened its scope and has become the leading UN-related organization for migration involved in worldwide human mobility. IOM has been providing diverse services and policy advice to 166 member states including Republic of Korea, to promote safe, orderly and regular migration.
Since its establishment in the Republic of Korea in 1994, the Mission has been working to address various migration challenges faced by the country. IOM ROK Mission seeks to achieve Sustainable Development Goal by improving migration governance, promoting migration and development and providing protection and assistance to vulnerable migrants. IOM ROK works with governments and civil societies to mainstream migration into national, regional and international development plans; to prevent human trafficking and protect its victims; and to provide services to support refugee resettlement and Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) efforts. IOM ROK also builds capacity of ROK humanitarian workers to efficiently and effectively respond to global emergencies.