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IOM Celebrates its 65th Anniversary

International Organization for Migration (IOM) was established on 5 December 1951 with the aim to assist with the resettlement of the many Europeans who were displaced in the aftermath of World War II. Since then, IOM assisted millions of people forced to flee their homes and countries due to danger, conflicts, disasters, or those who left in search of better opportunities for themselves and their families.

Nowadays, IOM activities cover a wide range of migration issues in more than 150 countries worldwide. In September 2016 IOM joined the United Nations System.

Read the online book World On The Move presenting a brief history of IOM between 1951-2016 in words and pictures and IOM's 65th Anniversary Film.

World On The Move (click o the image to read the brochure)

IOM - 65th Anniversary - Book World On The Move

IOM's 65th Anniversary Film

More information about IOM's 65th Anniversary can be found on the website and about IOM activities worldwide on the website

At the occasion of the International Migrant's Day and its 65th anniversary IOM in Bratislava joined the other 90 cities in the world and within the Global Migration Film Festival organized screenings of three documentary films about life of migrants.