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WHO WE AREThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with 175 member states and a presence in over 100 countries. IOM has been active in South-Eastern, Eastern Europe and Central Asia since 1990.
Our WorkIOM is the leading inter-governmental organization promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with presence in over 100 countries, and supporting 173 member states to improve migration management. Across the region, IOM provides a comprehensive response to the humanitarian needs of migrants, internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities.
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July 30th marks the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (WDATIP). A day set aside to raise awareness of the plight of human trafficking victims and to promote and protect their rights. Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a crime and grave human rights violation of enormous scale, which is prevalent in situations of vulnerability.
This year, IOM marked this day under the theme Prevent, Protect and Prosecute to highlight the need for action and the importance of having an integrated approach in addressing trafficking.
IOM takes a comprehensive approach to addressing Trafficking in Persons. Advocating for rights, and protecting the physical, mental and social well-being of individuals and their communities; and promoting sustainability through institutional capacity development and partnerships, are at the centre of the Organization’s counter-trafficking efforts.