Republic of the Marshall Islands IOM Country Strategy 2017–2020
Description: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) mission in the Federated States of Micronesia oversees the offices in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Palau. The IOM mission in the Federated States of Micronesia has created a country strategy for the period 2017–2020 for each country, tailored to fit specific government needs and priorities. The aim of the IOM Republic of the Marshall Islands Country Strategy 2017–2020 is to provide a framework for addressing migration challenges and identifying priorities for action to guide IOM’s responses to the needs of the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, as well as migrants, migration-affected communities and other relevant stakeholders.
This country strategy aligns with the IOM Pacific Strategy and is guided by the IOM Migration Governance Framework (MiGOF). IOM’s three strategic priorities identified in the Republic of the Marshall Islands strategy are as follows: 1) Migrants and communities in the Republic of the Marshall Islands benefit from migration as a sustainable development and climate change adaptation strategy; 2) Displaced persons and affected communities in the Republic of the Marshall Islands are protected from and resilient to the impacts of natural disasters and climate change; 3) Migrants in the Republic of the Marshall Islands enjoy protection from human rights abuses and are able to migrate in a safe, orderly, and dignified manner.
The above priorities are informed by the United Nations Pacific Strategy, the Republic of the Marshall Islands Agenda 2020, the Republic of the Marshall Islands National Strategic Plan 2013–2017, and the Joint National Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.