IOM supports international dialogue with its Member States on migration issues and, on request, provides ad hoc policy advice on diverse migration management issues. For instance, IOM is involved in the drafting of the Global Compact on Migration.
We work towards providing additional platforms for dialogue, engaging new partners and, on request, providing policy advice founded on technical expertise. We have submitted a number of responses to inquiries, such as the 2017 Human Trafficking Foundation inquiry into the situation of separated and unaccompanied minors in parts of Europe.
IOM’s research informs policy, provides technical inputs and advice to governments and institutions and identifies lessons learned and best practices. IOM’s publications, such as the World Migration Report and Migration Research Series, are a primary reference point for stakeholders interested in migration trends.
The creation of the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) is IOM’s response to growing calls for comprehensive data on global migration trends. For instance, the Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have gone missing along mixed migration routes worldwide.