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IOM Mission in Italy

Founded in 1951, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is the main intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. Italy is one of the founding countries.

At the moment, there are 162 member states and 9 observers, to which are added many international and non governmental organizations. IOM has a flexible structure, today with more than 6.690 employees, in the 460 or so offices located in more than 100 countries. 

Although not forming part of the United Nations System, since 1992, IOM holds the status of observer in the General Assembly and collaborates closely with specialized UN agencies.  

IOM Mission in Italy

The relations between Italian Government and IOM are ruled by the Accord de Siège signed in Rome on 23 June 1967, approved and ratified by law n. 441 – 22.02.1968.

The IOM Mission in Italy serves as the coordinating office for the Mediterranean