1990 International Organization for Migration in Sri Lanka
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organisation in the field of migration and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. Sri Lanka became a Member State of IOM in 1990, when it first provided transportation assistance to more than 90,000 Sri Lankans fleeing the Gulf War.
IOM established its presence in Sri Lanka in 2002. Since then, IOM has continued to work in close partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka in situations of crisis, as well as to address pressing and complex challenges in migration management. IOM plans to continue encouraging social and economic development through migration and providing services and advice to governments and migrants.