Who We Are


The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) protects and serves uprooted people, including refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced people, victims of human trafficking, and migrants — regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality.

The Council

The Council is the policy-making body of the Commission, made of representatives of Catholic Episcopal Conferences and other Catholic organizations concerned with migration and refugee issues.

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The Governing Committee

Appointed by the Council, the Governing Committee oversees the implementation of the Council’s decisions, guiding the work done by the Commission through the Secretariat and the affiliated and field offices.

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The General Secretariat

As the Commission’s executive body, it implements the Governing Committee’s decisions, leads its policy work, and provides oversight and support to ICMC’s affiliated and field offices across the world.

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ICMC facilitates a worldwide network of Catholic Bishops Conferences and Catholic-inspired organizations working on migration and refugee issues at the local and national level.

ICMC gives priority to assist the most vulnerable people in need of protection. Its programs are based on needs-first and right-based approaches. They comply with humanitarian standards, principles of good governance, and Catholic social teachings.

Code of Conduct

ICMC is committed to ensure exemplary professional behavior and uplifting relations with the people it serves, as well as decent and respectful working conditions for its staff.

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PSHEA Policy

Protection From Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (PSHEA) is at the core of ICMC’s commitment to safeguard vulnerable populations and hold itself accountable to the people it assists  

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Child Protection Policy

Children are among the most vulnerable of forcibly displaced people and need special protection. ICMC’s Child Safeguarding Policy emphasizes the organization’s commitment to hold itself accountable to the children it serves.

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ICMC provides assistance and protection to vulnerable people on the move and advocates for sustainable solutions for refugees and migrants.