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 Finland since 1993.
Our WorkAs the leading inter-governmental organization promoting 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. In Finland, IOM facilitates migrants’ integration, promotes development cooperation, assists victims of trafficking, and engages in refugee resettlement and migrants’ voluntary returns. IOM Finland’s operations cover Finland, Sweden and Iceland.
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It Takes a Community – Positive Contributions of Migrants
It Takes a Community is a global movement to celebrate how all people, regardless of where they are born, contribute to make our communities better places for us to live and call home.
Join us in celebrating how migration enriches our lives by sharing your own story or the stories of your family, friends, neighbours, co-workers or classmates from around the world who are making your community a better place. Throughout history, migration has helped us to foster new connections, exchange innovative ideas, and enrich each other’s lives.
More recent times, however, have seen inaccurate and harmful narratives about migrants rise worldwide, a challenge that has become even more urgent in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, it is important for us to come together to ensure that everyone receives the support and protection they need for communities to build back better from COVID-19.
By showing how diverse individuals, including migrants and refugees, are working together to strengthen their communities, we can challenge discrimination, hate speech and xenophobia, and build more welcoming and inclusive communities for all.
Take the pledge
We want to highlight how migrants and fellow community members are working together to make the places where they live and work more productive, innovative, caring, safe and welcoming. Show your support for the campaign by taking the pledge: Welcoming and inclusive communities for all.
- Speak up about the positive contributions of migrants and refugees in your community and beyond.
- Engage with your friends, family and community about the importance of inclusion.
Join the movement by speaking up on social media and tagging #ItTakesACommunity, and by sharing your story with the campaign to feature online.
Watch the official It Takes a Community campaign video here.
Check out the official website of the campaign: ittakesacommunity.org