Who We Are
WHO WE AREThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) is part of the United Nations System as the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, with 175 member states and a presence in over 100 countries. IOM has had a presence in Nepal since 2006.
Our WorkAs the leading inter-governmental organization promoting since 1951 humane and orderly migration, IOM plays a key role to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through different areas of intervention that connect both humanitarian assistance and sustainable development.
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- 2030 Agenda
IOM’s migration and development programme looks to contribute to a better understanding of the links between migration and development in order to harness the development potential of migration for the benefit of both societies and migrants and to contribute to sustainable development and poverty reduction. In Nepal, remittances that migrants send home play a vital role in national development, contributing equivalent to 27.7% of the GDP in 2014/15. IOM facilitates evidence based policy making to leverage the benefits of migration into national development of Nepal.