16 July, 2021

Information sessions on the protection of migrants with a human rights focus are held in Panama


Within the framework of the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) protection strategy in  Panama, which involves objectives of the  "Western Hemisphere Program"   and the  "Refugee and Migrant Response Plan for Venezuela",  both  funded by the  U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), introductory briefings were organized to inform and update protection concepts from a human rights perspective aimed at key actors who provide  guidance, assistance or services to vulnerable migrants in Panama.  


15 July, 2021

Costa Rica: IOM and the Municipality of Mora Inaugurate Municipal Center for Migrants


MCM staff are trained by the General Directorate for Migration and Aliens (DGME) on issues related to migration regularization. In addition, staff receive training for differentiated care, in accordance with the different profiles and needs of migrants, with the aim of providing a more comprehensive service.

14 July, 2021

IOM Guyana concludes Training on Essentials of Migration Management to government officials


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) concluded its ten-day workshop on the IOM Essentials of Migration Management 2.0 (EMM2.0) to Guyana government officials across several key stakeholder sectors. This workshop was hosted online and in-person, following COVID-19 guidelines, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, with additional participation from the Ministries of Amerindian Affairs, Home Affairs, and Parliamentary Affairs and Governance.


9 July, 2021

Forum on Migration Policy Outlines the Challenges and Needs of Southern Mexico for 2020-2024

Among the best practices is the establishment of the Round Table on Reconstruction, Peace and Security, made up of representatives from the three levels of federal, state, and municipal government. The aim is to establish direct links with each of the representatives of the security institutions for greater exchange of information and immediate action, at the same time as making inter-institutional communication more effective.

7 July, 2021

Costa Rica: General Directorate of Migration and Aliens mentions joint work with IOM at the United Nations Migration Network

Representatives of the agencies of the United Nations Migration Network for Costa Rica participated virtually in the forum "Advances Costa Rica for a Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration". Costa Rica presented the progress in the implementation of the initiatives at the national level 2018 - 2022. As Costa Rica is a country of origin, transit and destination of migrants, the DGME recognized the work carried out jointly with IOM, especially the initiatives developed through the Regional Program on Migration.

2 July, 2021

Salvadoran Municipalities Receive Training to Incorporate Orderly and Safe Migration into Local Development

The Specialized Diploma for the Governance of Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration for Municipalities began in El Salvador. A joint effort with the Salvadoran Institute of Municipal Development (ISDEM), it seeks to strengthen the capacities of municipal authorities and public employees to support the construction of public policies, programs or local initiatives that link migration and local development. 

1 July, 2021

IOM Installs Three New Psychosocial Care Groups for Migrants in Mexico


During the month of June, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) installed three CAPMIS (Collective Psychosocial Care Groups for Migrants) in the cities of Tapachula, Ciudad Juárez and Tijuana, where government institutions, civil society and international organizations participated. In total, 44 institutions and almost 70 participants were involved. 


28 June, 2021

IOM presents roadmap for improving integration of migrant women in southern Mexico

Specialists in gender and migration at IOM presented a report with 42 recommendations that, if implemented, will allow a more adequate economic, labour and social integration of migrant women in two key migration corridors in the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. The experts found that there is currently in the state an incipient feminization of migration and a growing active and independent mobility of women that has been gaining visibility due to multiple causes.

28 June, 2021

Costa Rica includes the issue of mobility in its third National Disaster Risk Management Meeting


The objective of this initiative is to contribute to the strengthening of community capacities, promoting links between local actors in disaster risk management processes at the territorial level. The meeting provided opportunities for reflection and training and exchanges of good practices, experiences and lessons learned to address the issue at the community level.

25 June, 2021

Honduras: COPECO AND SINAGER Better Prepared for the Protection of Migrants During Emergencies

In an initial workshop, using the methodology of "Training of Trainers", IOM trained 25 Civil Protection volunteers and COPECO staff. Subsequently, the participants themselves replicated the acquired knowledge with 65 more staffmembers from the National Risk Management System (SINAGER) and COPECO, at both the central and local levels.