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IOM works with migrants and governments to respond to contemporary migration challenges. IOM provides information, advice and support to further the efforts of its stakeholders to develop effective national, regional and global migration management policies and strategies.


Support for Development of National Migration Management Policy: 

  • Promoted social cohesion and border security within cross-border communities in Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Strengthened cross-border trade and commerce between Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire for betterment of women involved in trade.
  • Trained 212 key state and non-state actors in land procedure and ownership, border management, ECOWAS and Mano River Union Free Movement Protocols.
  • Rehabilitated and constructed 4 administrative border posts to enhance the work of joint security agencies.
  • Reinforced community infrastructure that relates to women’s needs, particularly women in trade and commerce, access to drinking water, maternal and child healthcare.
  • Strengthened transnational response to smuggling of migrants, to prevent and combat trafficking in persons.
  • Facilitated awareness about sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), Psychosocial and mental health issues.
  • Established the UN Network on migration in Liberia with membership comprising all UN Agencies and co-chair by UN Resident Coordinator.
  • Provided technical support and guidance to Liberia for the implementation, follow-up, and review of the Global Compact for Migration.


IOM has had a presence in Liberia since 2003.