The IOE works closely with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the context of the latter's engagement with the private sector. Although the IOM recognises the movement of persons across borders as a sovereign state issue, it seeks to build partnerships with other stakeholders who have an interest in international labour migration.
Business recognises its key role in the fight against human trafficking, in recruiting and integrating migrant workers and in promoting diversity in the workplace. This has led the IOM to invite the IOE to join its Business Advisory Board (BAB).
The IOE's role in BAB discussions is to ensure that the voice of business, as the key source of demand for labour, is taken into account in the development of multilateral agreements and frameworks on migration.