The Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was established in Tunisia in March 2001 following Tunisia’s accession to the IOM in June 1999 and the subsequent signing of the Host Country Agreement by the Tunisian authorities and the Director-General of the IOM. The Agreement grants the Organization diplomatic privileges and immunities as well as a cooperation agreement.

The Tunis office was the first IOM representation in the Maghreb region. IOM’s main partners are the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Women, Family, and Childhood Affairs, and the Ministry of Health. Additionally, IOM Tunis is part of the United Nations Country Team and closely collaborates with United Nations agencies present in the country as well as other international bodies.

IOM also supports the efforts of Tunisian civil society by working closely with them on the ground among migrant populations.

Since its establishment, IOM Tunis, in close collaboration with the Tunisian government, has been implementing various programs in the fields of Co-development, labor migration, and Migration Dialogue, as well as in the protection of migrants and the fight against trafficking.

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Call for applications for the selection of Tunisian entrepreneurs in Tunisia and investors from the Tunisian diaspora in France, Italy, Germany, Côte d’Ivoire, and Saudi Arabia for entrepreneurship in Tunisia 

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Tunisia has been an IOM member since 1999. The IOM office in Tunisia was established in 2001. IOM strongly believes that humane and orderly migration is beneficial for migrants and society.

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