IOM has in Panama the headquarters of one of its two Administrative Centers.
Its offices are in Clayton and it is part of the City of Knowledge user community; who harbor a thriving international community in which business, academic, scientific and humanistic collaboration has as its horizon a more human and sustainable development, based on knowledge.
Since its opening in 2007, the Panama Administrative Centre (PAC) has taken on several responsibilities to support member states in the western hemisphere and worldwide. The services it provides include human resources, training, health and medical insurance, legal, accounting and finance, information and communications technology, security, internal audit and emergency, and post crisis support.
IOM Panama is not only recognized as an Administrative Centre but also as a Country Office for carrying out main projects related to visa applications centres, prevention of violence against women, prevention of trafficking in persons youth protection and human security. The Country Office provides support to the Government of Panama in areas of migration profile and policy, data management, strengthening the local capacities of emergency response institution and interacting with UN agencies to complement and address the migration gaps identified in the vulnerable communities.
IOM in Panama becomes a center of excellent advisory and support services; and it is consolidated as a leader that provides support to strategic partners in the protecting the rights of migrants and as a reference in the migration issue
, in the country.
To Provide innovative services with high levels of quality services to our beneficiaries, donors, partners, IOM Missions and other stakeholders, in order to ensure the effectiveness and transparency of the Organization's operations, and promote the well-being of migrants and the fulfillment of their rights.