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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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We are proud together: IOM celebrates IDAHOBIT
Breaking the Silence for all those who have to hide or face hardship because of who they are.
May 17 is the International Day Against all LGBTIQ phobias. On this day and every other day, IOM stands with all LGBTIQ+ individuals around the world, including migrants, and is committed to ending the abuse and discrimination they face.
The hashtag for this day is #IDAHOBIT and the accronym comes from International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia.