International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration, working with governments, intergovernment and non-governmental partners.

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 173 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

IOM Handbook on Protection and Assistance for Migrants Vulnerable to Violence, Exploitation and Abuse. March 2020.

The International Organization for Migration has developed a 298-page handbook that describes best practices for supporting migrants vulnerable to exploitation. This handbook presents a model – the Determinants of Migrant Vulnerability (DOMV) – and is designed to address the protection and assistance needs of a specific subset of migrants: those who have experienced or are vulnerable to violence, exploitation, and abuse before, during or after the migration process.

IOM launches global policy network to promote ethical recruitment. 3 December 2020.

The new International Organization for Migration (IOM) Global Policy Network will address shortcomings in regulation and enforcement and bring together policy makers, regulators, and practitioners together to collectively identify solutions.

Significance for seafood businesses:

Not seafood-specific, but useful for awareness as a guidance document that can help support the industry, and improve governance, safety and welfare within the global seafood industry.

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