In 1970, IOM began operations in Honduras and has since has worked closely with the government of Honduras implementing programs of socio-economic development in the country such as Horizontal Technical Cooperation on Human Resources Qualified Technical Assistance and Selective Migration.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), established in 1951, is the principal intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. It currently has 163 Member States.
IOM's work is to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration; promote international cooperation on migration issues; help find practical solutions to migration problems; and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, be they refugees, displaced or uprooted people.
In Honduras, IOM has expanded its support in technical and financial assistance to activities such as combating human trafficking; migration and health; border management; labor migration; voluntary assisted returns and reintegration; assistance to people in vulnerable situations and humanitarian assistance in emergency situations.