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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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UN Agencies in Finland in Solidarity With LGBTIQ+ Community
The United Nations’ organizations and agencies in Finland express their support to the LGBTIQ+ community. We are committed to human rights for all. Our fundamental values are equality and non-discrimination.
As we fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic, we must not forget the LGBTIQ+ issues. LGBTIQ+ populations face unique protection challenges amid this crisis, for example an increased risk of violence and mental health concerns and heightened vulnerability in relation to social assistance. Yet all too often, LGBTIQ+ people are not mentioned alongside other vulnerable groups in COVID-19 policies and response mechanisms. It is up to everyone to call and act for change.
We would like to send a message of solidarity to the LGBTIQ+ community. We wish everyone a meaningful Pride week that supports the change towards realizing human rights for all.
Charter of the United Nations, Chapter I: "...promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion..."