International Organization for Migrations

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IOM Worldwide

IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. Established in 1951, IOM is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental entities and intergovernmental and non-governmental partners; with 162 member states, 9 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries. In addition, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) approved a resolution and formal agreement signed at the last UNGA’s September 19 2016 High Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants between UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon and IOM Director General William Lacy Swing confirming the IOM becoming a related agency of the United Nations System. This is an important milestone in the history of migration, as well as a turning point in the relationship between IOM and the United Nations. This is the first time Heads of States have come together to address migration and refugee issues.

IOM in Sudan

IOM has been operating in Sudan since 2000; contributing to the Government of Sudan’s (GoS) efforts to facilitate and manage migration effectively while upholding the human dignity and well-being of migrants including internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees and asylum seekers. With over 150 staff members and 1,000 operational contractors in the field, (during 2015); IOM provides assistance/services through its country office in Khartoum and Sub-offices in the Darfur Region: Nyala, El-Fasher, El Geneina; and Southern Sudan in: South Kordofan, West Kordofan and Abyei; as well as providing programming in East and Central Darfur, Blue Nile, Kassala, Red Sea, and Gedaref. As Sudan is a source, transit, and destination country for migration; IOM provides services that cover the spectrum of assistance for human mobility with a wide variety of projects and programmes delivered through three strategic areas/units.

 

IOM SUDAN’S STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

  1. To support the GoS in building technical capacity and policy to manage migration effectively and humanely and fulfill its responsibilities in assisting, protecting and upholding the rights of vulnerable mobile populations.
  2. To facilitate efforts to end displacement and identify progressive resolution of displacement by providing immediate to longer-term support for populations affected.
  3. To strengthen and establish orderly, safe, responsible migration management systems to benefit Sudan’s development.

Government Counterparts-

IOM Sudan’s presence is to support the GoS to manage migration in the country; therefore all its activities and projects are crucially linked to government partnership since Sudan is member state. IOM Sudan works in close partnership and coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Commissioner of Refugees, Humanitarian Aid Commission, Secretariat of Sudanese Working abroad, and other governmental bodies under the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministries.

 

Project Implementation, Coordination and Cooperation

IOM Sudan partners with various Intergovernmental organizations, international and national organizations, civil society and community based organizations United Nations Country Team (UNCT), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and various UN agencies under the UN Sector/Cluster system on programming including the Humanitarian Response plan (HRP) and United Nations Development  Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

 

Government Counterparts-

IOM Sudan’s presence is to support the GoS to manage migration in the country; therefore all its activities and projects are crucially linked to government partnership since Sudan is member state. IOM Sudan works in close partnership and coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Commissioner of Refugees, Humanitarian Aid Commission, Secretariat of Sudanese Working abroad, and other governmental bodies under the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministries.

 

Project Implementation, Coordination and Cooperation

IOM Sudan partners with various Intergovernmental organizations, international and national organizations, civil society and community based organizations United Nations Country Team (UNCT), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and various UN agencies under the UN Sector/Cluster system on programming including the Humanitarian Response plan (HRP) and United Nations Development  Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

 

Government Counterparts-

IOM Sudan’s presence is to support the GoS to manage migration in the country; therefore all its activities and projects are crucially linked to government partnership since Sudan is member state. IOM Sudan works in close partnership and coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Commissioner of Refugees, Humanitarian Aid Commission, Secretariat of Sudanese Working abroad, and other governmental bodies under the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministries.

 

Project Implementation, Coordination and Cooperation

IOM Sudan partners with various Intergovernmental organizations, international and national organizations, civil society and community based organizations United Nations Country Team (UNCT), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and various UN agencies under the UN Sector/Cluster system on programming including the Humanitarian Response plan (HRP) and United Nations Development  Assistance Framework (UNDAF).