IOM Resources

International Migration Law - Glossary on Migration

Migration is increasingly being acknowledged as an issue that needs a global approach and coordinated responses. States are not only discussing migration issues at the bilateral level, but also regionally and lately in global arenas. A commonly understood language is indispensable for such coordination and international cooperation to be successful. This glossary attempts to serve as a guide to the mire of terms and concepts in the migration field, in an effort to provide a useful tool to the furtherance of such international cooperation.




IOM Response Plan for the Mediterranean and Beyond

This Response Plan is an update of the “IOM Response Plan: Addressing Complex Migration Flows in the Mediterranean”, issued in June 2015. It sets out a comprehensive strategy designed to address the multiple aspects of the migration flows heading towards Europe. As such, the Response Plan seeks to tackle emerging assistance needs within Europe and its immediate neighbourhood, as well as the essential drivers of irregular migration and displacement in countries of origin.