8 May, 2018

IOM shared its expertise and experience on Psychological First Aid for Migrants

Costa Rica- As part of the third iteration of the “Course on Psychological First Aid for Migrants, Refugees, and Displaced Persons,” IOM gave a closing workshop through a webinar on the topic “Psychological First Aid for Migrants: Psychological intervention techniques for women who are victims of violence and unaccompanied children and adolescents.”

8 May, 2018

Mexico held a Forum on Protection of Migrants Before Emergencies

Mexico City – On April 9, 2018 the forum "Migration and Disasters in Mexico: Challenges and Perspectives" was held, convened by the National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED), the Immigration Policy Unit of the Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with the aim of generating proposals on the inclusion of migrants in Comprehensive Risk Management.

7 May, 2018

Guatemala and Mexico establish new bilateral committee on migration

Petén Department, Guatemala. April 27-28, 2018. – The United Nations’ Migration Organization (IOM) supported a cross-border meeting between Guatemala (Petén Department) and Mexico (Tabasco and the North of Chiapas), which enabled the establishment of a bilateral committee on migration. 

7 May, 2018

Belize Opens First Information Hub on Migration

Belmopan — Belize has inaugurated its first information hub on migration, thanks to the collaboration between the UN Migration Agency (IOM) and the Child Development Foundation (CDF).

30 April, 2018

IOM Mexico and the Federal Attorney’s Office for the Protection of Children and Adolescents agree to strengthen action regarding migrant children

Mexico City. – IOM Mexico and the Federal Attorney’s Office for the Protection of Children and Adolescents (PFPNNA) of the National System for Integral Family Development (DIF) have signed a cooperation agreement that will strengthen the institutional capacity of the Attorney’s Office regarding migrant children.

26 April, 2018

Regional Conference on Migration Promotes Consular Protection for Migrant Workers

Panama – Fifty officials from the member countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) participated in a workshop on the protection of migrant workers. The participants oversee the protection of their compatriots abroad as well as labour mobility issues, as officers in consulates and ministries of foreign affairs or labour in their countries.

9 April, 2018

Central, North American Countries Worked on Joint Strategy Against Migrant Smuggling with IOM, UNODC support

San Jose – Sixty representatives from the 11 Member States of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) gathered in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 March to promote medium and long-term joint strategic policies and actions to tackle the multi-billion illegal industry of migrant smuggling.

9 April, 2018

Honduran and Salvadoran Women Promote Productive Activities to Prevent Irregular Migration

Dilcia Cristela Reyes Martínez migrated to the United States in 2005 with the dream of improving living conditions for her family. However, she did not manage to adapt to the idea of ​​leaving her family behind, so she returned to Honduras five years later.

9 April, 2018

Youth and Local Communities Learn about Safe Migration with IOM’s Pedagogical Suitcase

San Jose – Teachers and community leaders from Central America and Mexico will be able to teach safe and regular migration to young people and local communities, thanks to the Pedagogical Suitcase on Migration, an online repository developed by the UN Migration Agency (IOM) which brings together more than 100 resources, methodologies, and educational activities.

9 April, 2018

The Government of Costa Rica and IOM join forces to promote MigrantApp

San Jose. The United Nations Organization for Migration (IOM), together with the General Directorate of Migration (DGME) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , presented the mobile application MigrantApp in an event that took place on March 13th with the participation of more than 150 attendees, among which were senior representatives of the government, diplomatic corps, international organizations, delegates from countries of the Regional Conference on Migration, the private sector and the media.