5 January, 2018

8 countries outlined a new period of cooperation on Migration with the Mesoamerica Program

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, developed a needs-assessments study in each of the eight countries of the Mesoamerica region to establish with state institutions and civil society organizations the annual cooperation priorities of the Mesoamerica Program, oriented towards capacity-building of institutions for orderly, safe and regular migration.

5 January, 2018

Municipalities from the Northern and Southern borders of Mexico exchanged best practices on migration

The Mexican municipalities of Tapachula ad Tijuana, border cities with Guatemala and the Unites States respectively, organized, with the support of IOM, a second meeting on the 13th and 14th of December 2017 to exchange experiences and best practices from each border.

17 December, 2017

Our Right of Passage Should be Safe Migration, Not Leaky Boats

“I’m a migrant, but didn't have to risk my life on a leaky boat or pay traffickers. Safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite.”   Thus spoke United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in September 2017.

7 December, 2017

Online Training Course for Consular Staff on Assistance to Nationals Affected by Crisis Abroad

Recent humanitarian crises have shown that migrants are often among those suffering the most during crisis situations caused by conflicts or natural disasters. With increasing international mobility and an unprecedented number of people displaced by conflicts, violence and disasters, most countries host some type of migrant population. In Mesoamerica there are more than 2 million immigrants.

4 December, 2017

The prevention of trafficking in persons in high schools: the experience of Chiapas, Mexico

125 students from the 4th Preparatory in Tapachula (Chiapas) received on the 15th of November an awareness-raising talk about trafficking in persons, in the framework of the prevention activities developed by the Inter-Institutional Committee on Trafficking in Persons in Tapachula, led by the National Institute for Migration with the support of the Mesoamerica Program.

4 December, 2017

The Mesoamerica Program presented its Contributions to the Regional Conference on Migration

The member countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) met from the 27th to the 30th of November 2017 in San Salvador, El Salvador, country that has held the Pro-Tempore Presidency 2017 of this regional consultative process on migration, under the topic of Women in Migration.

1 December, 2017

Migration management and the 2030 Agenda: local perspectives

The Departmental Representation of the Governance Ministry in Chinandega, Nicaragua’s border department with Honduras, organized with the support of IOM a workshop on migration management and its links to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

17 November, 2017

Five local governments from Mesoamerica compromised in working towards better migration governance in the Global Conference on Cities and Migration

The Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration of the Department of State’s support for IOM Mesoamerica Program has strengthened the capacity and interest of local governments in working towards better migration management throughout Central America.

17 November, 2017

IOM contributed to the Eighth Regional Consultation of Child Helplines in the Americas and the Caribbean

The United Nations Organization for Migration (IOM) participated and presented MigrantApp, its most innovated information tool for migrants, in the Eighth Regional Consultation of Child Helplines in the Americas and the Caribbean.

6 November, 2017

The Fight Against Trafficking in Persons: the Role of Hotel Staff and the Importance of Having Global Data

The Mesoamerica Program interviewed the expert Courtney Walsh of Polaris, an NGO that fights against trafficking in persons, during the International Congress against the Crimes of Trafficking in Persons and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minors associated to Travel and Tourism that took place in Costa Rica in September of 2017.