The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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The IOM Mission in Skopje was established in 1999 and with the purpose to assist the country in the implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement, with particular emphasis on migration management. Since then, IOM Skopje activities have expanded to address a variety of pressing migration related issues including trafficking in human beings, technical cooperation and institutional capacity building in the field of migration, Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programmes, Economic stabilization programmes etc. IOM’s strategy takes into consideration the EU membership process and the need for progressive alignment with the EU migration acquis as one of the main driving element of its activities.

IOM’s primary objective in Skopje is to act in full partnership with the Government and national and international partners in order to work towards strengthened and harmonized standards in all key migration-related areas.