23 June, 2021

The Regional Conference on Migration Launches Training Program for its Member Countries on Protection and Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants

As part of the efforts to protect the rights of migrants, the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) launched a regional training programme focused on the protection and assistance of vulnerable migrants in conjunction with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), who in 2019 developed the Handbook on Protection and Assistance for Migrants Vulnerable to Violence, Exploitation and Abuse.

21 June, 2021

IOM Panama launches training sessions on human trafficking and migrant smuggling

With the aim of raising awareness, sensitizing and  strengthening the capacities of the personnel of ports, airports and other points of entry, as well as the government officials that are part of the National Commission against Human Trafficking from the participating regions,  a cycle of training sessions was developed and organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in various provinces of the Republic of Panama. 

21 June, 2021

IOM Participates in The Launch of the New Council for Care and Protection of Migrants

The Care and Protection Council (CAP) is an entity created as part of the National Migration Authority, in accordance with national regulations, and whose main mandate will be inter-agency coordination to develop plans, programmes and procedures for the care of migrants during the migratory cycle (departure, transit, arrival and return). It will be responsible for the creation of prevention and information campaigns and educational training programmes focusing on migrant children and adolescents.

18 June, 2021

Migrants Will Have Access to Reliable Information Thanks to the Opening of Two New Information Hubs in Petén

Two new Information Hubs on Migration in the municipalities of La Libertad and Melchor de Mencos, in Petén, will provide information and clear, reliable, and direct advice to migrants and promote safe and orderly migration. Municipal corporations will be responsible for the operation of these Hubs, and the activities planned include training sessions with community actors on the risks of irregular migration and mechanisms for regularization, training processes for migrants and their families, and continuous work to prevent irregular migration in the department’s 14 municipalities. 

16 June, 2021

Central American governments and diasporas discuss remittance transfers

With the International Day of Family Remittances occasion, the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) countries organized a forum with diaspora organizations on June 15 and 16, 2021. The forum was proposed as a first approach to navigate identified challenges for the design of sustainable public policy linking diaspora organizations to strategic sectors in their countries of origin. 

14 June, 2021

IOM delivers Training on Essentials of Migration Management to Government Officials

IOM began its ten-day workshop on the IOM Essentials of Migration Management 2.0 (EMM2.0), currently offered to Guyana government officials across several key stakeholder sectors. The EMM2.0 is a global programme on migration management which provides online resources and foundational training to government officials and stakeholders dealing with migration.

10 June, 2021

Costa Rica: IOM Welcomes U.S. Government Representatives to La Carpio Community

A high-level delegation, representing the State Department and the United States Embassy in Costa Rica, made a visit to the community of La Carpio, in the city of San José. During the visit,the progress made in this community in the integration of the migrant population into their host communities and social cohesion was shown.

9 June, 2021

Guatemala: IOM Trains IGM Staff to Implement Protocol to Protect Vulnerable Migrants


The Guatemalan Migration Institute (IGM), with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has initiated a series of trainings for more than 260 officials who work at border control posts. The goal of these trainings is to enable public servants to identify migrants who are in a vulnerable situation and in need of protection or any other humanitarian assistance, according to the adverse circumstances they may be facing. 

31 May, 2021

Belize and Honduras join efforts to prevent trafficking in persons

High-level authorities of Belize and Honduras gathered in a binational discussion on the challenges to fight trafficking in persons, with IOM support. Representatives of multiple government institutions participated in this event that highlighted the interinstitutional response needed to prevent and combat trafficking in persons.  

28 May, 2021

Costa Rica Celebrates National and Foreign Workers Month Highlighting Labour Migration Contributions


On May 27, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MTSS) with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), held the first national event to showcase concrete progress and actions aimed at the protection of labour rights with special focus on the migrant population.