IOM has in Panama the headquarters of one its two global Administrative Centres. Its offices are in Clayton, and it is part of the City of Knowledge, an innovative and 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 inauguration in 2007, the Panama Administrative Centre has assumed several responsibilities to support Member States in the Western Hemisphere and globally. The services it provides are related to human resources, training, health and health insurance, legal services, accounting and finance, information, technology and communications, security, internal audit and support for emergency and post-crisis situations.
The Panama Administrative Centre also exercises the functions of country office, for the purpose of implementing key projects related to visa application centres, the prevention of violence against women, the prevention of trafficking and human security.
The offices of IOM in Panama will continue to support the Government of Panama in areas such as migration policy, strengthening local capacities of emergency response institutions and interacting with United Nations agencies to address and fill migration gaps identified in vulnerable communities.
IOM Panama is a centre of advisory and support services of excellence and consolidates itself as a leader that provides support to strategic partners in the protection of the rights of migrants and as a reference in the migration issue in the country.
To provide innovative and quality services to our beneficiaries, donors, implementing partners, IOM Missions, and other partners, to ensure the effectiveness and transparency of the Organization's operations, and to promote the well-being of migrants and the fulfilment of their rights.