2 August, 2021

Mexico Concludes Specialized Course on Labour Mobility Programs


IOM designed this initiative to provide them with better conceptual and practical tools for the formulation of policies, programs and/or actions that promote the safe, orderly, and regular mobility of migrant workers in southern Mexico. Key decision makers from the National Institute for Migration, the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and the National Employment Service participated.

2 August, 2021

Panama is committed to the fight against Trafficking in Persons

Panama joins the global efforts to eradicate Trafficking in Persons through the development of strategies and mechanisms to prevent, suppress and punish this crime, in addition to seeking due attention to the victims.

30 July, 2021

IOM Builds Synergies within Local Migration Networks in Honduras

The Local Migration Networks bring together various organizations that have an impact on migration management in Honduras, including government authorities, human rights defenders or other non-governmental institutions that provide assistance to migrants. During the month of July, the IOM team met with the two networks to define joint work plans to facilitate actions to carry out in favour of migrants

29 July, 2021

IOM Strengthens Migrant Reception Station Management Capacities in Panama

On July 21 and 22 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a series of workshops and trainings on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for institutional and non-governmental actors working in migrant reception stations in the province of Darién.

26 July, 2021

IOM Presented Standard Operating Procedures for the Care and Assistance of Mixed Migratory Flows at Land Borders in El Salvador

This input strengthens migration governance, in the sense of developing standardized inter-agency operating procedures that allow more effective and efficient border management in situations of mixed migratory flows, ensuring identification, care and assistance for vulnerable migrant populations.

23 July, 2021

Central American Countries Trained their Cross-border and Local Networks on Border Management and Health

Officials from institutions and organizations that make up the cross-border roundtables and local networks on migration in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras participated in a series of trainings on Border Management and Health. The topics addressed included the identification and protection of vulnerable migrants in transit and the impact of the pandemic on the mental health and psychosocial well-being of migrant populations.

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.