Facts and Figures (Global)
IOM Facts and Figures_Member States
174
IOM Facts and Figures_Office Worldwide
590+
IOM Facts and Figures_Population Increase
129%
IOM Facts and Figures_Safe Migration
1951

Special Liaison Office (SLO) supports policy development, advocacy and political engagement, programme development, partnership building, and enhanced capacity of State and non-State actors on migration management and governance principles across various thematic areas, to foster a posture where migration is embedded in regional and continental development and integration policies and programming. Through joint effort, migration discourse and relevant actions for the Continent were realized and sustained.

SLO works closely with the African Union Commission (AUC), Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Member States as well as AU organs, United Nations agencies, other non- State actors and relevant partners to ensure strategic engagement and streamlined coordination of migration issues were sufficiently addressed. To this end, SLO and the AUC initiated negotiation of a new partnership agreement succeeding the previous agreement signed between IOM and OAU in 1998. Further, SLO ensured coordination with its HQ, Regional and Country Offices, ACBC, GMDAC, CTDC and the sharing of up-to-date information on significant events on the Continent in a timely manner, including through its weekly newsletters.

Implementation of many activities were made possible through the benevolent support of donors including the European Union (EU), New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States of America (USA).