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Mission Phone: + 962 6 56 59 660
Mission Fax: + 962 6 56 59 661
Postal Address : P.O.Box 930285, 11193 Amman, Jordan
Chief of Mission
Rafiq A.Tschannen.
Email: rtschannen@iom-iraq.net
Webmaster
Ali Anwar.
Email: aanwar@iom-iraq.net
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On 11 November the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the IOM that mandated it to conduct an Out-of-Country Voting (OCV) Program on behalf, and under the supervision of the IECI. This Program enabled 280,303 Iraqis living abroad to participate in the Iraqi Transitional National Assembly Election which took place on 30 January 2005.

IOM was chosen to implement the Iraq OCV Program based on its considerable experience in organizing such external voting programs. Since 1996, IOM has conducted OCV activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (Serbia and Montenegro) and East Timor. More recently, in 2004, IOM organized the largest refugee Out-of-Country Registration and Voting program ever held, which gave 850,000 Afghans residing in Pakistan and Iran the opportunity to take part in Afghanistan’s first democratic election.

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The Iraq OCV Program established its Headquarters in Amman, Jordan and secured agreements with the Governments of 14 countries selected by the IECI to host OCV, established in all 14 countries and recruited, trained and deployed over 7,000 staff members, of which almost 90% were Iraqi.

IOM was chosen to implement the Iraq OCV Program based on its considerable experience in organizing such external voting programs.

On 17 January, 74 Registration Centers opened in 36 different cities (15 more than originally proposed by IECI) across the 14 countries. Nine days later OCV concluded registration of 280,303 Iraqis.

Polling took place over three days, from 28 to 30 January. A total of 265,148 Iraqis, equal to 93.6% of the total registered voters had voted in the OCV programme.

Though not directly an IOM-Iraq Programme, the Mission nevertheless provided a high level of administrative and logistical support assisting the OCV and country office operations in Amman.

For the OCV Programme IOM chose to rely on existing IOM offices to provide many ‘back office’ services, including making all payments, This enabled the Programme to take advantage of existing and preferential arrangements, and made it possible for IOM to begin operations in only 67 days (from the signing of the agreement with IECI to the date of registration).

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IDP. Started in April 2003 and consists of three components: monitoring of IDPs and vulnerable persons, the distribution of emergency and winterization supplies, and Community Assistance Projects (CAPs). It quickly expanded its reach to cover all 15 Governorates for which IOM is responsible.

PREAMBLE

THE HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES

RECALLING
the Resolution adopted on 5 December 1951 by the Migration Conference in Brussels,

RECOGNIZING
that the provision of migration services at an international level is often required to ensure the orderly flow of migration movements throughout the world and to facilitate, under the most favourable conditions, the settlement and integration of the migrants into the economic and social structure of the country of reception,

that similar migration services may also be required for temporary migration, return migration and intra-regional migration,

that international migration also includes that of refugees, displaced persons and other individuals compelled to leave their homelands, and who are in need of international migration services,

that there is a need to promote the co-operation of States and international organizations with a view to facilitating the emigration of persons who desire to migrate to countries where they may achieve self-dependence through their employment and live with their families in dignity and self-respect,

that migration may stimulate the creation of new economic opportunities in receiving countries and that a relationship exists between migration and the economic, social and cultural conditions in developing countries,

that in the co-operation and other international activities for migration the needs of developing countries should be taken into account,

that there is a need to promote the co-operation of States and international organizations, governmental and non-governmental, for research and consultation on migration issues, not only in regard to the migration process but also the specific situation and needs of the migrant as an individual human being,

that the movement of migrants should, to the extent possible, be carried out with normal transport services but that, on occasion, there is a need for additional or other facilities,

that there should be close co-operation and co-ordination among States, international organizations, governmental and non-governmental, on migration and refugee matters,

that there is a need for the international financing of activities related to international migration,

DO HEREBY ESTABLISH

The INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION, hereinafter called the Organization, and

ACCEPT THIS CONSTITUTION.

CHAPTER I
PURPOSES AND FUNCTIONS

Article 1

  1. The purposes and functions of the Organization shall be:
    1. to make arrangements for the organized transfer of migrants, for whom existing facilities are inadequate or who would not otherwise be able to move without special assistance, to countries offering opportunities for orderly migration;
    2. to concern itself with the organized transfer of refugees, displaced persons and other individuals in need of international migration services for whom arrangements may be made between the Organization and the States concerned, including those States undertaking to receive them;
    3. to provide, at the request of and in agreement with the States concerned, migration services such as recruitment, selection, processing, language training, orientation activities, medical examination, placement, activities facilitating reception and integration, advisory services on migration questions, and other assistance as is in accord with the aims of the Organization;
    4. to provide similar services as requested by States, or in co-operation with other interested international organizations, for voluntary return migration, including voluntary repatriation;
    5. to provide a forum to States as well as international and other organizations for the exchange of views and experiences, and the promotion of co-operation and co-ordination of efforts on international migration issues, including studies on such issues in order to develop practical solutions.
  2. In carrying out its functions, the Organization shall co-operate closely with international organizations, governmental and non-governmental, concerned with migration, refugees and human resources in order, inter alia, to facilitate the co-ordination of international activities in these fields. Such co-operation shall be carried out in the mutual respect of the competences of the organizations concerned.
  3. The Organization shall recognize the fact that control of standards of admission and the number of immigrants to be admitted are matters within the domestic jurisdiction of States, and, in carrying out its functions, shall conform to the laws, regulations and policies of the States concerned.

CHAPTER II
MEMBERSHIP              

Article 2

The Members of the Organization shall be:

    1. the States being Members of the Organization which have accepted this Constitution according to Article 34, or to which the terms of Article 35 apply;
    2. other States with a demonstrated interest in the principle of free movement of persons which undertake to make a financial contribution at least to the administrative requirements of the Organization, the rate of which will be agreed to by the Council and by the State concerned, subject to a two-thirds majority vote of the Council and upon acceptance by the State of this Constitution.

Article 3

Any Member State may give notice of withdrawal from the Organization effective at the end of a financial year. Such notice must be in writing and must reach the Director General of the Organization at least four months before the end of the financial year. The financial obligations to the Organization of a Member State which has given notice of withdrawal shall include the entire financial year in which notice is given.

Article 4

  1. If a Member State fails to meet its financial obligations to the Organization for two consecutive financial years, the Council may by a two-thirds majority vote suspend the voting rights and all or part of the services to which this Member State is entitled. The Council shall have the authority to restore such voting rights and services by a simple majority vote.
  2. Any Member State may be suspended from membership by a two-thirds majority vote of the Council if it persistently violates the principles of this Constitution. The Council shall have the authority to restore such membership by a simple majority vote.

CHAPTER III
ORGANS                  

Article 5

There are established as the organs of the Organization:

    1. the Council;
    2. the Executive Committee;
    3. the Administration.

CHAPTER IV
COUNCIL                

Article 6

The functions of the Council, in addition to those mentioned in other provisions of this Constitution, shall be:

    1. to determine the policies of the Organization;
    2. to review the reports and to approve and direct the activities of the Executive Committee;
    3. to review the reports and to approve and direct the activities of the Director General;
    4. to review and approve the programme, the Budget, the expenditure and the accounts of the Organization;
    5. to take any other appropriate action to further the purposes of the Organization.

Article 7

  1. The Council shall be composed of representatives of the Member States.
  2. Each Member State shall have one representative and such alternates and advisers as it may deem necessary.
  3. Each Member State shall have one vote in the Council.

Article 8

The Council may admit, upon their application, non-member States and international organizations, governmental or non-governmental, concerned with migration, refugees or human resources as observers at its meetings under conditions which may be prescribed in its rules of procedure. No such observers shall have the right to vote.

Article 9

  1. The Council shall meet in regular session once a year.
  2. The Council shall meet in special session at the request of:
    1. one third of its members;
    2. the Executive Committee;
    3. the Director General or the Chairman of the Council in urgent circumstances.
  3. The Council shall elect, at the beginning of each regular session, a Chairman and other officers for a one-year term.

Article 10

The Council may set up such sub-committees as may be required for the proper discharge of its functions.

Article 11

The Council shall adopt its own rules of procedure.

CHAPTER V
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE        

Article 12

The functions of the Executive Committee shall be:

    1. to examine and review the policies, programmes and activities of the Organization, the annual reports of the Director General and any special reports;
    2. to examine any financial or budgetary questions falling within the competence of the Council;
    3. to consider any matter specifically referred to it by the Council, including the revision of the Budget, and to take such action as may be deemed necessary thereon;
    4. to advise the Director General on any matters which he may refer to it;
    5. to make, between sessions of the Council, any urgent decisions on matters falling within the competence of the Council, which shall be submitted for approval by that body at its next session;
    6. to present advice or proposals to the Council or the Director General on its own initiative;
    7. to transmit reports and/or recommendations to the Council on the matters dealt with.

Article 13

  1. The Executive Committee shall be composed of the representatives of nine Member States. This number may be increased by a two-thirds majority vote of the Council, provided it shall not exceed one third of the total membership of the Organization.
  2. These Member States shall be elected by the Council for two years and shall be eligible for re-election.
  3. Each member of the Executive Committee shall have one representative and such alternates and advisers as it may deem necessary.
  4. Each member of the Executive Committee shall have one vote.

Article 14

  1. The Executive Committee shall meet at least once a year. It shall meet, as necessary, in order to perform its functions, at the request of:
    1. its Chairman;
    2. the Council;
    3. the Director General after consultation with the Chairman of the Council;
    4. a majority of its members.
  2. The Executive Committee shall elect a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman from among its members for a one-year term.

Article 15

The Executive Committee may, subject to review by the Council, set up such sub-committees as may be required for the proper discharge of its functions.

Article 16

The Executive Committee shall adopt its own rules of procedure.

CHAPTER VI
ADMINISTRATION        

Article 17

The Administration shall comprise a Director General, a Deputy Director General and such staff as the Council may determine.

Article 18

  1. The Director General and the Deputy Director General shall be elected by a two-thirds majority vote of the Council and may be re-elected. Their term of office shall normally be five years but may, in exceptional cases, be less if a two-thirds majority of the Council so decides. They shall serve under contracts approved by the Council, which shall be signed on behalf of the Organization by the Chairman of the Council.
  2. The Director General shall be responsible to the Council and the Executive Committee. The Director General shall discharge the administrative and executive functions of the Organization in accordance with this Constitution and the policies and decisions of the Council and the Executive Committee and the rules and regulations established by them. The Director General shall formulate proposals for appropriate action by the Council.

Article 19

The Director General shall appoint the staff of the Administration in accordance with the staff regulations adopted by the Council.

Article 20

  1. In the performance of their duties, the Director General, the Deputy Director General and the staff shall neither seek nor receive instructions from any State or from any authority external to the Organization. They shall refrain from any action which might reflect adversely on their position as international officials.
  2. Each Member State undertakes to respect the exclusively international character of the responsibilities of the Director General, the Deputy Director General and the staff and not to seek to influence them in the discharge of their responsibilities.
  3. Efficiency, competence and integrity shall be the necessary considerations in the recruitment and employment of the staff which, except in special circumstances, shall be recruited among the nationals of the Member States of the Organization, taking into account the principle of equitable geographical distribution.

Article 21

The Director General shall be present, or be represented by the Deputy Director General or another designated official, at all sessions of the Council, the Executive Committee and any sub-committees. The Director General or the designated representative may participate in the discussions but shall have no vote.

Article 22

At the regular session of the Council following the end of each financial year, the Director General shall make to the Council, through the Executive Committee, a report on the work of the Organization, giving a full account of its activities during that year.

CHAPTER VII
HEADQUARTERS        

Article 23

  1. The Organization shall have its Headquarters in Geneva. The Council may, by a two-thirds majority vote, change its location.
  2. The meetings of the Council and the Executive Committee shall be held in Geneva, unless two-thirds of the members of the Council or the Executive Committee respectively have agreed to meet elsewhere.

CHAPTER VIII
FINANCE                      

Article 24

The Director General shall submit to the Council, through the Executive Committee, an annual budget covering the administrative and operational requirements and the anticipated resources of the Organization, such supplementary estimates as may be required and the annual or special accounting statements of the Organization.

Article 25

  1. The requirements of the Organization shall be financed:
    1. as to the Administrative part of the Budget, by cash contributions from Member States, which shall be due at the beginning of the financial year to which they relate and shall be paid promptly;
    2. as to the Operational part of the Budget, by contributions in cash, in kind or in services from Member States, other States, international organizations, governmental or non-governmental, other legal entities or individuals, which shall be paid as early as possible and in full prior to the expiration of the financial year to which they relate.
  2. Member States shall contribute to the Administrative part of the Budget of the Organization at a rate agreed to by the Council and by the Member State concerned.
  3. Contributions to the operational expenditure of the Organization shall be voluntary and any contributor to the Operational part of the Budget may stipulate with the Organization terms and conditions, consistent with the purposes and functions of the Organization, under which its contributions may be used.
    1. All Headquarters administrative expenditure and all other administrative expenditure except that incurred in pursuance of the functions outlined in paragraph 1 (c) and (d) of Article 1 shall be attributed to the Administrative part of the Budget;
    2. all operational expenditure and such administrative expenditure as is incurred in pursuance of the functions outlined in paragraph 1 (c) and (d) of Article 1 shall be attributed to the Operational part of the Budget .
  4. The Council shall ensure that the management is conducted in an efficient and economical manner.

Article 26

The financial regulations shall be established by the Council.

CHAPTER IX
LEGAL STATUS           

Article 27

The Organization shall possess full juridical personality. It shall enjoy such legal capacity, as may be necessary for the exercise of its functions and the fulfilment of its purposes, and in particular the capacity, in accordance with the laws of the State:

    1. to contract;
    2. to acquire and dispose of immovable and movable property;
    3. to receive and disburse private and public funds;
    4. to institute legal proceedings.

Article 28

  1. The Organization shall enjoy such privileges and immunities as are necessary for the exercise of its functions and the fulfilment of its purposes.
  2. Representatives of Member States, the Director General, the Deputy Director General and the staff of the Administration shall likewise enjoy such privileges and immunities as are necessary for the independent exercise of their functions in connection with the Organization.
  3. These privileges and immunities shall be defined in agreements between the Organization and the States concerned or through other measures taken by these States.

CHAPTER X
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS       

Article 29

  1. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Constitution or rules made by the Council or the Executive Committee, all decisions of the Council, the Executive Committee and all sub-committees shall be taken by a simple majority vote.
  2. Majorities provided for in this Constitution or rules made by the Council or the Executive Committee shall refer to members present and voting.
  3. No vote shall be valid unless a majority of the members of the Council, the Executive Committee or the sub-committee concerned are present.

Article 30

  1. Texts of proposed amendments to this Constitution shall be communicated by the Director General to Governments of Member States at least three months in advance of their consideration by the Council.
  2. Amendments shall come into force when adopted by two-thirds of the members of the Council and accepted by two-thirds of the Member States in accordance with their respective constitutional processes, provided, however, that amendments involving new obligations for Members shall come into force in respect of a particular Member only when that Member accepts such amendments.

Article 31

Any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Constitution which is not settled by negotiation or by a two-thirds majority vote of the Council shall be referred to the International Court of Justice in conformity with the Statute of the Court, unless the Member States concerned agree on another mode of settlement within a reasonable period of time.

Article 32

Subject to approval by two-thirds of the members of the Council, the Organization may take over from any other international organization or agency the purposes and activities of which lie within the purposes of the Organization such activities, resources and obligations as may be determined by international agreement or by mutually acceptable arrangements entered into between the competent authorities of the respective organizations.

Article 33

The Council may, by a three-quarters majority vote of its members, decide to dissolve the Organization.

Article 34

This Constitution shall come into force, for those Governments Members of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration which have accepted it in accordance with their respective constitutional processes, on the day of the first meeting of that Committee after:

    1. at least two-thirds of the Members of the Committee,
    2. a number of Members whose contributions represent at least 75 per cent of the Administrative part of the Budget,

shall have communicated to the Director their acceptance of this Constitution.

Article 35

Those Governments Members of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration which have not by the date of coming into force of this Constitution communicated to the Director their acceptance of this Constitution may remain Members of the Committee for a period of one year from that date if they contribute to the administrative requirements of the Committee in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 25, and they shall retain during that period the right to accept the Constitution.

Article 36

The English, French and Spanish texts of this Constitution shall be regarded as equally authentic.

NOTES
              

* The present text incorporates into the Constitution of 19 October 1953 of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (former designation of the Organization) the amendments adopted on 20 May 1987 and which entered into force on 14 November 1989.

** Articles 34 and 35 were implemented at the time of the entry into force of the Constitution on 30 November 1954.

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been assessing internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq since 2003. In 2006, IOM focused on the alarming increase in displacement due to heightened tensions after the bombing of a shrine in Samarra on 22 February. This event brought to light the need not only for comprehensive, thorough monitoring of the recently-displaced populations, but also a necessity to highlight increasing needs for assistance and donor funding.

The IOM-Iraq Mission was set up in January 2003 in response to the overwhelming humanitarian need following the collapse of the former regime. It was clear from the start that it had a challenging time ahead of it. Working in a wide range of areas, across almost every governorate in Iraq, IOM quickly made an impact, despite continuous security constraints. In August 2003, following the bombing of the UN Headquarters, IOM’s programme coordination was transferred to Jordan, with national staff members, the help of Qatar officials and NGO partners remaining inside Iraq. As of December 2005 international staff have returned to Iraq to further strengthen IOM’s capacity on the ground.
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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been assessing internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq since 2003. In 2006, IOM focused on the alarming increase in displacement due to heightened tensions after the bombing of a shrine in Samarra on 22 February. This event brought to light the need not only for comprehensive, thorough monitoring of the recently-displaced populations, but also a necessity to highlight increasing needs for assistance and donor funding.

The IOM-Iraq Mission was set up in January 2003 in response to the overwhelming humanitarian need following the collapse of the former regime. It was clear from the start that it had a challenging time ahead of it. Working in a wide range of areas, across almost every governorate in Iraq, IOM quickly made an impact, despite continuous security constraints. In August 2003, following the bombing of the UN Headquarters, IOM’s programme coordination was transferred to Jordan, with national staff members, the help of Qatar officials and NGO partners remaining inside Iraq. As of December 2005 international staff have returned to Iraq to further strengthen IOM’s capacity on the ground.

 

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Internally Displaced Persons Programme (IDP) – Winterization, Massive distributions. IOM partners consulted the IDPs to determine what assistance they required and will be providing various Non-Food Items for their immediate use.

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In the earthquake-shattered high valleys of Pakistan-administered Kashmir and North-West Frontier Province, IOM teams have a double role – coordinating the emergency shelter relief efforts of other agencies and delivering the tents and shelter repair kits that will help homeless families survive the Himalayan winter. “It was five o’clock in the morning. They got drunk and fell asleep. I went to the balcony and there I saw my chance for escape,Between the sixth and fifth floor I lost my grip and fell. Suddenly, everything around me was like a white light.” recalls Elena, a 19-year old Moldovan girl. Like many other Moldovan girls, Elena had been driven to leave the country in search of a better life. She had risked her life to escape from a high-rise building in Turkey where she had been imprisoned and forced into prostitution.

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IOM IRAQ BROCHURES

This success is due in part to IOM’s long history in the region. It is also a reflection of the high level of programmatic and logistical expertise IOM has gained in over 50 years of humanitarian work around the globe. However, the predominant reason that this Mission has succeeded, is the professionalism and dedication of the organization’s staff and partners.

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IDP VIDEO & BROCHURES

There exists upwards of a million internally displaced people in Iraq today. They are from all sections of society. Most were displaced before the 2003 war, though displacements have taken place for various reasons for more than 20 years. The majority are in the north and south. Displacement continues to this day.

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IOM IDP POST Feburary 22 2006 MONITORING REPORTS

IOM has developed Post-February 22 Governorate Needs Assessments for the 15 central and southern governorates in Iraq. These Governorate Needs Assessments assist IOM and other agencies to prioritize areas of operation, identify and design protection interventions, and orient emergency response towards appropriate durable solutions.

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PHASE II IOM IDP MONITORING REPORTS

The Phase II Monitor Reports contain detailed information on Pre- and Post-2003 Conflict IDPs, IDP Returnees, and Others at Risk. The information was gathered through monitoring partners who visited Phase I IDP group locations. The reports address IDP and other group compositions, locations, intentions, and needs broken down by sector.

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DISPLACEMENT DUE TO ONGOING VIOLENCE
IRAQ, APRIL 2006

IOM Report outlining ongoing displacements due to ongoing violence, based on data received from implementing partners and MoDM. Population numbers, needs, and additional information are also provided per governorate. Please note that this information is not exact, as displacement is occurring continuously.

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SAIT VIDEO

A deteriorating security situation following the collapse of the former regime led to increasing attacks on both Iraqis and expatriates working in Iraq and culminated in the bombing of the UN Headquarters at the Canal Hotel on 19 August 2003. This led to the withdrawal of the UN and many other agencies and INGO’s. Kidnapping and violence increased, prompting further relocations.

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IRI POSTER AND FLYER

The IRI project intends to contribute to the sustainability of the recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in post-conflict Iraq by establishing viable mechanisms to bolster the country’s human resource base in the key areas of public sector. Specifically, the project offers expatriate Iraqis who have migrated to other countries and achieved professional success abroad the possibility to undertake short-term consultancies of up to one year in Iraq.

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CBMMP DOCUMENTS

IOM’s Ministry of Displacement and Migration Capacity Building Programme aims to support the recently established Ministry through various forms of intervention. Based upon the direct requests for assistance by the ministry, the MoDM CB Programme seeks to assist the ministry in developing its institutional framework as well as providing the tools for day to day functions. The programme is designed to strength then the fundamental bureaucratic foundations of the MoDM, provide training for its staff and support for the Ministry’s regional offices.

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MEHRPI DOCUMENTS

Armed Conflicts triggered great and sudden needs for medical care and at the same time heavily tax the ability of national healthcare systems to cope. The international community, including IOM, has been called upon to respond to such needs, both for immediate health care assistance, and for long-term health to restore national health service capacity.

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