About Us

The IOM Mission in Malta
Malta is a Member State of IOM since 2 June 2004. 

The first project was implemented by IOM in Malta from June to December 2006. It was funded by the European Refugee Fund and aimed at introducing AVRR in Malta, with one pilot case. Prior to that, the Maltese Government was involved in a number of EU, transnational projects in preparation of its accession to IOM and the EU and the activities were managed by the IOM Mission in Rome.

The IOM office in Malta was opened in April 2007, on the basis of the Cooperation Agreement between the Government of Malta and IOM of 18 December 2006.


IOM Worldwide
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 172 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management:

  • Migration and development
  • Facilitating migration
  • Regulating migration
  • Forced migration

IOM activities that cut across these areas include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants' rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration. For more information on IOM activities worldwide, please visit http://www.iom.int/.