IOM 設立60周年にあたり


On the 5th of December 2011 the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will reach a special milestone in its history: 60 years of assisting migrants worldwide in an ever changing environment and political and social context. 2011 is also the 30th anniversary of the Office of IOM in Japan. This website aims to inform on IOM’s specific activities and initiatives linked to the anniversary year, and is devoted to the central motto “IOM - Migration for the Benefit of All”.

IOMの歴史 Milestones
This section presents 60 years of IOM with photos.

移民の声 Voices of Migrants
This section presents voices from the migrants who were “touched” by IOM activities in Japan

IOMと職員 We are IOM
The dedication and professionalism of generations of IOM staff members have together established IOM as the world’s leading migration agency – an Organization we are all proud to serve and call our own.
Today, we are more than 7,000 women and men working in over 130 countries around the world.


“In a world in which more people are on the move than at any other time in recorded history, the International Organization for Migration continues - after more than 60 years - to assist migrants and help build dialogue among nations to ensure orderly and humane responses to the challenges and opportunities presented by human mobility in the 21st Century.”
William Lacy Swing
IOM Director General


Year 2011 has double significance to IOM Tokyo. First, is the 60th anniversary of IOM in general, and second, is the 30th anniversary of IOM Tokyo. It was in the context of the Indochinese refugee crisis that IOM Tokyo was established 30 years ago, then providing pre-departure assistance for Indochinese refugees temporarily protected in Japan and who were on secondary movement to the US and Canada. Today, IOM Tokyo is working hand-in-hand with the Government of Japan in support of displaced persons and migrants worldwide as well as in response to migration challenges in Japan itself. Through these years, IOM has become a key partner of Japan in international cooperation particularly in the areas of human security, peacebuilding and humanitarian assistance. We intend to strengthen this partnership even more for the next 30 years and beyond.
William Barriga
Chief of Mission
IOM Tokyo