IRIS Secretariat

The IRIS Secretariat is situated in IOM Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It is responsible for: 

  • Maintaining and updating the IRIS Standard; 
  • Advocacy and awareness raising for ethical recruitment; 
  • Policy and technical support; 
  • Capacity building;  
  • Stakeholder engagement; 
  • Coordination and liaison with the IRIS Advisory Committee; 
  • Overall coordination and oversight of the initiative. 

By placing the Secretariat within IOM Headquarters, IRIS is able to leverage the organization’s institutional and operational infrastructure for global roll-out and sustainable implementation.