International Organization for Migration 

This is a Mixed School Commission


President: Nicolás Ossma 

School: Colegio Bolivar

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President: Sofia Barrios

School:  Colegio Bolivar

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Dear Delegates,

The International Organization for Migration, commonly known simply as the IOM, is an intergovernmental organization that provides both guidance and services to deal with migration issues, such as the handling of internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, and migrant workers. It was established on December 6th, 1951, as a direct consequence of mass civilian displacement in the aftermath of the Second World War. The founding name of the organization was the Provisional Intergovernmental Committee for the Movement of Migrants from Europe or PICMME; however, this name was scrapped after 1952, becoming the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM). This was the first of many name changes, later becoming the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration (ICM) in 1980, before settling with the IOM name in 1989. 


The IOM works within four areas of migration management: migration and development; facilitating migration; regulating migration; and addressing forced migration. The organization is also in charge of promoting migration laws, protecting migrant rights, and assuring the well-being of migrants. The organization works along with governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental partners. Its mission is to “promote humane and orderly migration by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.” Since 2016, the IOM has been a related organization of the United Nations. With 174 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting the humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.


We are interested in seeing high levels of participation throughout our debate, given that refugee topics are some of the most alarming in today’s society. We expect delegates to use informed interventions and argumentation in order to both defend your country’s position, but also to propose insightful solutions which will inspire other delegates to support  these proposals.  As delegates of the world, we want you to fight for your country’s ideals, as well as for the good of the majority.


We look forward  to seeing you all in action in the model!


Yours sincerely,

Sofia and Nicolas 

IOM  Chair

IMO topics



The effect of the Taliban takeover on refugee concerns in Afghanistan

Topic 1

Mitigating the effects of the Bolivarian mass exodus in Colombia (Venezuelan Refugee Crisis)

Topic 2

Rejection of asylum seekers by the European Union


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