Response of the IOM to the United Nations Secretary-General High Level Panel on Internal Displacement Call for Submission

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is one the largest agencies responding to internal displacement and it is one of the few UN bodies whose operations on internal displacement span the crisis continuum – from preparedness and risk reduction, to humanitarian protection and assistance, through transition to longer-term solutions and recovery. Internal displacement makes up most of its crisis-related programming, whether implemented at the individual, community or structural levels. IOM’s mandate and experience mean that it is present with the expertise and capacity to directly implement and to support the work of partners across the humanitarian, peacebuilding, migration, sustainable development and climate change action fields.

In response to the Call for Submission issued by the Secretariat of the United Nations SecretaryGeneral High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement, IOM is pleased to provide some initial input on the Call’s eight questions. The content herein draws from the experiences of different sectors of IOM’s work, however, given the large scope of the questions as well as IOM’s own work, IOM would further welcome the opportunity to expand in greater detail on any aspects of the points raised.