IOM’s Approach to Protection
IOM’s Approach to Protection reflects shared thinking and common understanding of the Organization’s approach to protection across operational contexts.
This document articulates IOM’s approach to protection and is intended to support a consistent, coherent and accountable role for IOM on protection. It also serves as a reference 1 for the development of protection related internal policies, guidelines, programming and training materials.
IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting safe, orderly and dignified migration for the benefit of all. IOM is committed to the core values and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. The protection, respect, and fulfilment of the rights of migrants, 2 including internally displaced persons (IDPs), is a priority for the Organization; it also reflected in the Organization’s strategic vision, the United Nations Global Compact for Migration and aligns with commitments in the United Nations Secretary General’s Action Agenda on Internal Displacement.