June 12, 2024
  • Amy E. Pope of USA has been elected the next Director General of IOM.
    • She will become the first woman to head IOM.


  • IOM is a part of the United Nations system, as a related organization.
  • IOM was established in 1951 as Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM) to help resettle people displaced by World War II.
  • It was granted Permanent Observer status to UN General Assembly in 1992.
  • It is leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration.
  • It has 175 member states (including India).
  • Publication
    • World Migration Report is published annually by IOM.
  • IOM works in four broad areas of migration management:
    • Migration and development,
    • Facilitating migration,
    • Regulating migration and
    • Forced migration
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