• PICMME becomes the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM)
    • Hugh Gibson (United States of America) first Director General (1952-1954)
    • Pierre Jacobsen (France) first Deputy Director General (1952-1957)
    • Agreement between the United States and the PICMME/ICEM for the overseas transportation of escapees from communist-occupied areas, eligible for assistance under the US Escapee Program.
    • Adoption of ICEM’s Constitution on 19 October 1953 (Coming into force on 30 November 1954)
    •  Enactment of the Refugee Relief Act (7th  August 1953) which resulted in the admission of 214,000 refugees to the United States, including 60,000 Italians, 17,000 Greeks, 17,000 Dutch and 45,000 immigrants from communist countries. Section 8 dealt with the cooperation of US government with the ICEM.
    • 26/09/1953: Meeting of Land Settlement Experts in Florence
    • Celebrations in Bremen for the embarkation of the 250,000th migrant to be moved under the auspices of ICEM.
    • Harold Tittman (United States of America) second Director General (1955-1958)
    • 1956-1957, Efforts for the Resettlement of some 180,000 Hungarian refugees who had fled to Austria and Yugoslavia.
    • Celebrations in Rome for the half-millionth ICEM assisted migrant journeying to Rhodesia.
    • Bartélemy Georges Epinat (France) second Deputy Director General (1957-1962)
    • Marcus Daly (United States of America) third Director General (1958-1961)
    • ICEM supports the World Refugee Year (1959-1960) by intensifying its refugees activities/refugee resettlement activities in Europe.
    • May: Celebrations in Naples for the One Millionth Migrant, a 10 year-old Latvian refugee moving overseas under the auspices of ICEM.
    • Inauguration of the International Vocational Training Center at Salerno
    • Augmentation of the ICEM members to 29.
    • Australia: 292.536 migrants have been moved to Australia under the auspices of ICEM from its inception up to 30/6/1960
    • Bastiaan W. Haveman  (Netherlands) fourth Director General (1961-1969)
    • Joseph B. McFadden (United States of America) third Deputy Director General (1962-1964)
    • Walter M. Besterman (United States of America) fourth Deputy Director General (1964-1970)
    • The organization introduced a Selective Migration Program for Latin America targeting the immigration of qualified Europeans towards Latin America
    • ICEM organizes the resettlement of Czechoslovak refugees
    • ICEM's Council changes the Organization's name to the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration (ICM) in recognition of its increasing global role.
    • ICM becomes the International Organization for Migration (IOM) upon the amendment and ratification of the 1953 Constitution