ICMPD's working philosophy is based upon the conviction that the complexities of migration challenges can only be met by working in partnership with governments, research institutes, international organisations, intergovernmental institutions and civil society. The work of ICMPD is based on a three-pillar approach:

  • Policy & Research
  • Migration Dialogues
  • Capacity Building


Through these three pillars, ICMPD is able to support its Member States and partners in a variety of areas related to migration. Each research and capacity building activity as well as each migration dialogue focuses on one or more of the eight thematic areas listed below:

  • Border management
  • Preventing and curbing irregular migration
  • Return and readmission
  • Asylum and international protection
  • Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings (THB)  and related forms of exploitation
  • Legal / labour migration / immigration
  • Social Cohesion
  • Migration and Development

This holistic approach is the best way to address migration in accordance to its complex nature.


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