Established in 1951, IOM is the principal intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. IOM is growing rapidly and currently count 155 member states. A further 11 states hold observer status, as do numerous international and nongovernmental organizations. 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, be they refugees, displaced persons or other uprooted people. The IOM Constitution gives explicit recognition to the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement of persons.
In Jordan, IOM works with the Jordanian Government to assist migrants in need, promote migrants’ rights, and respond to growing migration management challenges.