Facts and Figures (Global)
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) works on the development of policy guidance for the field; the formulation of global strategies; standard-setting and quality control; and knowledge management relating to “mainstream” migration sectors, including labour and facilitated migration, migration and development, counter-trafficking, assisted voluntary return, migration health, assistance for vulnerable migrants, immigration and border management and overall capacity-building in migration management.
In addition, through the IOM Development Fund, IOM supports multiregional and global projects. This includes technical supervision of project review and endorsement to experts in the field, as well as operational partnerships with relevant governmental, multilateral and private sector industry partners in coordination with the Department of International Cooperation and Partnerships.
Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria
As part of promoting migration governance, IOM Nigeria works closely with the Federal Government of Nigeria in providing services based on a whole-of-government approach to migration management. IOM works on assisted voluntary return and reintegration, labour migration and diaspora policy formulation, migration health, and migrant assistance and protection. IOM Nigeria’s programmes support the organization’s global mission and the Nigerian government in managing the challenges of migration and welcoming the benefits. IOM provides tools, such as data collection systems, and trains officials to improve border management in Nigeria in keeping with ECOWAS’ commitment to migrants’ rights and the free movement of citizens in the region.