Talk:International Organization for Migration

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Restored deleted paragraph on IOM critics It seems someone has deleted a paragraph about criticsm raised against IOM by antiracist groups. I believe if there is criticism of a relevant scale that is somewhat serious/rational it can and should be part of the article. To write ABOUT the criticism and is different from criticising IOM.

Who Done It? no one And guess who deleted the criticism:

inetnum: 194.165.135.88 - 194.165.135.95 netname: IOFM descr: International Organization For Migration

194.94.96.194 (talk) 14:36, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Verification Request[edit]

I agree that criticism should be part of this article, but I also think that the paragraph on it could be improved. For instance, if Human Rights Watch has criticized IOM, there should be a citation. If no example of that criticism can be found to cite, then perhaps it shouldn't be there. Similarly, the article describes the Australian "Pacific Solution" without clearly stating that IOM was involved with it, or offering a reference to back up such a claim.

Criticism of IOM should definitely be a part of this article. But the section should be stronger.Mgllama (talk) 21:03, 2 July 2008 (UTC)


I want to flag this concern again. It's been almost 2 weeks since I put up the citation requests. If there is not some response within the next few weeks, I will probably remove the mention of Human Rights Watch (leaving it saying that there's criticism from generic groups without listing this specific one). I may also remove the Pacific Solution reference, if that can't be backed up.

Again, I don't mean to eliminate criticism--but I also think that it should be up to Wikipedia standards.198.54.202.74 (talk) 19:22, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, the above comment was from me--I hadn't logged in.Mgllama (talk) 19:25, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Not having seen any further comment over a month after posting those verification requests, I removed the questionable section. If someone can verify them, then I would welcome their return. Mgllama (talk) 20:47, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Introduction in main article is copied from an IOM promotional pamphlet, without citation.[edit]

Hello,

The text in the introduction section of the article is taken, almost verbatim (with some text removed and some added), from promotional material available from the IOM website. Please forgive me for not being completely informed about wikipedia guidelines, but I believe that this may constitute some sort of violation.

At the very least, it should be reported clearly that the text in the introduction was written for promotional purposes by IOM itself, not by the wikipedia community.

Please see the following link to the pdf document from which the introduction text was taken:

http://www.iom.int/jahia/webdav/site/myjahiasite/shared/shared/mainsite/published_docs/brochures_and_info_sheets/IOM%20In%20Brief_EN_Sep08.pdf


The text from that source reads as follows:

"Established in 1951, the International

Organization for Migration (IOM) is the principal intergovernmental organization in the field of migration. We are growing rapidly and currently count 125 member states. A further 16 states hold observer status, as do numerous international and non-governmental organizations. IOM’s programme budget for 2007 exceeds US$ 783.8 million, funding over 1,770 active programmes and more than 5,600 staff members serving in over 410 field offices in more than a hundred countries.
IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, be they refugees, displaced persons or other uprooted people. The IOM Constitution gives explicit recognition to the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement of persons. IOM works in the four broad areas of migration management: migration and development, facilitating migration, regulating migration, and addressing forced migration. Cross-cutting activities include the promotion of international migration law, policy debate and guidance, protection of migrants’ rights, migration health and the gender dimension of migration.
IOM works closely with governmental,

intergovernmental and non-governmental partners."

I'll check back on the page in a week or so, and try to fix it, or mark the main entry according to wikipedia guidelines (when I have a little more free time). Until then, it seemed appropriate to leave this comment on the comment page.

All the Best,

pete212 (talk) 03:01, 11 October 2008 (UTC)