International Organisation for Migration

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U.N. migration agency has rejected Trump's nominee Ken Isaacs for next leader of the International Organisation for Migration after reports surfaced of anti-Muslim social media posts.

International Organization for Migration

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) was established in 1951 with a name "Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM)" and was tasked with resettling people displaced by World War II.

IOM is an 166 member (8 Observer states), inter-governmental organisation that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers. In 2016 it became a related organisation of United Nations.

IOM advises member states on orderly and humane migration policies and promote international cooperation on migration issues. Migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and addressing forced migration are four key areas of organisation's work.

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