Country Mission

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.

IOM works with its partners to:

  • assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management
  • advance understanding of migration issues
  • encourage social and economic development through migration
  • uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants

IOM Philippines Country Strategy

IOM’s vision is a world in which migrants move because of genuine choice rather than desperate necessity, in which the rights of migrants are protected through their journeys, and in which migration is well-governed and a positive force for all the world’s peoples and societies.

IOM’s strategy for the Philippines is aligned with the Migration Governance Framework, adopted by our member states in 2015, as well as the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. In a time of unprecedented mobility, IOM believes that migration is: 1) inevitable: given various drivers in the interconnected and interdependent world that we have created; 2) necessary: if skills are to be available to fill jobs for economies to flourish; and 3) desirable: in terms of the benefits it brings to migrant themselves and their families, and in turn, for the contributions that they make in countries of origin, transit and destination.

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