Annual Report 2021

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07 Jul 2022

Annual Report 2021

The Annual Report 2021, encapsulates the full range of IOM’s operations during the year to support migrants, displaced populations and other people on the move, as well continued work to realize the benefits of safe, orderly and regular migration. 

The Annual Report reflects the breadth of IOM’s work in 2021. Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, IOM remained one of the largest agencies responding to crisis situations worldwide. In 2021, IOM’s work on the mobility dimensions of crisis reached 31.7 million people, including internally displaced persons, refugees and migrants. The report also reflects IOM’s capacity to adapt and mobilize in response to both new and protracted emergencies, develop innovative responses, and work across the spectrum of the humanitarian, development and peace nexus. At the same time, IOM continued to expand its institutional approach on key issues, both as a stand-alone agency and as part of the United Nations system, not least through the Organization’s role as Coordinator of the United Nations Network on Migration.

The Annual Report is available in printable PDF only in English. It was issued as document as document C/113/INF1/Rev1 at the 113th Session of the IOM Council.

Download the Abridged 2021 Annual Report here.

  • Humanitarian response and resilience
    • Humanitarian response and resilience
      • Box 1. IOM global report on operations and emergencies
    • IOM’s life-saving and crisis response
      • Box 2. IOM’s response to the crisis in Afghanistan
      • Box 3: Accountability to affected populations
    • Inter-agency collaboration
    • Addressing the drivers of displacement and mobility and promoting peace
      • Box 4. Support for internally displaced persons
    • Cohesive societies for community resilience and sustainable development
  • Human mobility
    • Regular and orderly migration
    • Safe migration
      • Box 5. Ethical recruitment and corporate social responsibility
      • Box 6. Protection from sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment
      • Box 7. Vaccination advocacy
      • Box 8. First line of defence – Global Migration Health Assessment Programme
      • Box 9. IOM’s contribution to migrant integration
  • Migration governance
    • IOM participation and leadership in the United Nations system
    • United Nations Network on Migration and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and
    • Regular Migration
      • Box 10. Preparations for the International Migration Review Forum
    • Inter-State consultation mechanisms on migration
    • Whole-of-government approach
      • Box 11. Migration Governance Indicators
      • Box 12. IOM Development Fund
    • Whole-of-society approach
    • Engagement with civil society partners
    • Data and evidence
      • Box 13. World Migration Report
    • Policy capacity and knowledge management
      • Box 14. Innovation
  • Media and communications
  • Results-based management
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Risk management
  • Human resources
    • Human resources management
    • Staff capacity, skills, and training
    • Staff welfare
    • Consistent conditions for staff
    • Diversity and inclusion and staff representation
    • Staff security
      • Box 15. Ombudsperson
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Internal Governance Framework
    • Box 16. Examples of IOM efficiency initiatives
  • Standards of conduct
    • Box 17. Environmental sustainability
  • Data protection
  • Privileges and immunities
    • Annex I Statistics relating to IOM staff
    • Annex II General Service staff worldwide by nationality, grade and sex
    • Annex III Professional and higher category staff by nationality, grade and sex
    • Annex IV Number of Member State and non-member State nationalities represented among staff in the Professional and higher category