Who we are
WHO WE AREThe International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a part of the United Nations System. Since 1998, IOM has been providing information and orientation sessions to refugees aged 13 and above before their departure to Canada.
Our WorkThe Canadian Orientation Abroad (COA) programme is a global refugee orientation initiative funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and implemented worldwide by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
- Where we Work
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For information on matters relating to the IOM's support of the COA programme, please contact email@example.com.
At a global level, the Media and Communications Division (MCD) provides advice and support on media and communications issues to IOM Headquarters and missions worldwide and is responsible for media relations. Its main written output is the bi-weekly Press Briefing Notes. These are delivered verbally at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva on Tuesday and Friday mornings by an MCD spokesperson. They are simultaneously disseminated online from Manila to media, governments, IOM missions and other subscribers. They are also posted on the IOM website in English, French and Spanish. MCD responds to enquiries generated by the press notes, and provides interviews and other follow-up.