IOM Migration agency

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The information campaign “Prevention of Trafficking in Women in the Baltic States” is coordinated by IOM Helsinki and IOM Vilnius in cooperation with IOM Riga and IOM Tallinn.

IOM’s Mandate

International Organization for Migration is an inter-governmental structure, uniting (June 2002) 93 countries as member states and 37 as observers (full list of IOM member and observer states is available at www.iom.int).

Established in 1951 IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

IOM works on seven service areas: assisted returns of migrants, counter – trafficking, migration health, labour migration, movements, mass information and technical cooperation on migration.

IOM’s Counter-Trafficking Activities

One of the main issues adressed by IOM world-wide is trafficking in human beings.

IOM’s counter-trafficking activities are manifold. Geared toward the prevention of trafficking in persons, particularly women and children, and the protection of migrant’s rights, IOM’s activities include:

  • carrying out information campaigns;
  • providing counselling services;
  • conducting both qualitative and quantitative research on migrant trafficking;
  • providing safe and dignified return and reintegration assistance to the victims of trafficking; and
  • supporting governments in their efforts to improve their legal systems and technical capacities to counter trafficking.

The information campaign “Prevention of trafficking in women in the Baltic States” include activities in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and is a part of IOM’s world-wide efforts to prevent trafficking in human beings.

Headquarters: 
International Organization for Migration
17 route des Morillons, P.O.B. 71, CH- 1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland
Tel.: + 41 22 717 91 11. Fax.: + 41 22 798 61 50
Email: [email protected] Website: www.iom.int
IOM Helsinki
Pohjoisesplanadi 21B, 3rd floor, P. O. B. 851, FIN-00101 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358 9 684 11 50. Fax.: +358 9 684 11 511
Email: [email protected] Website: www.iom.fi
IOM Riga
L.Pils iela 21,LV-1167 Riga, Latvia
Tel.: +371 750 36 26. Fax.: +371 750 36 03
Email: [email protected]
IOM Vilnius 
Jakšto g-vė 12, 2nd floor, LT-2001 Vilnius, Lietuva
Tel./Fax.: +370 5 261 01 15
Email: [email protected]
IOM Tallinn
Narva mantee 11 D, 10151 Tallin, Estonia
Tel.: +372 6 116 366. Faks.: +372 6 116 367
Email: [email protected]

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *