IRIS is a global initiative that is designed to promote ethical international recruitment.  It works by defining and setting a benchmark for ethical recruitment (the IRIS Standard), and through establishing a voluntary certification scheme for ethical labour recruiters, and a compliance and monitoring mechanism.  IRIS was created by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and a coalition of partners from government, the private sector and civil society.  Through IRIS, IOM also works with governments, the private sector (employers, suppliers, brands etc) and civil society organizations to create the enabling environment for ethical recruitment to become the norm.


View our factsheet on IRIS

View our factsheet on the IRIS Certification System

View our factsheet on IOM's training on ethical recruitment


Online course: Learn more about IRIS

Find the course here (Under Labour Migration and Development Courses)



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