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. 

26 May, 2021

IOM Trains Companies in Mexico for Ethical Recruitment under USMCA


The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade (COMCE), developed two webinars to strengthen capacities on ethical recruitment and hiring within the business sector. Developed in April and May, the virtual sessions trained 72 people who hold managerial or human resources positions in Mexican companies. 

25 May, 2021

RCM countries exchange good practices on recruitment and labor protection of migrants

The second part of the technical exchange of practices on fair recruitment and labor protection of migrant workers was held the 24 May 2021, as part of the Regional Conference on Migration. The session was led by the International Labour Organization, jointly moderated with the International Organization of Migration, and gathered the participation of 61 participants from 11 RCM Member Countries’ representatives, private sector and civil society organizations, as well as observer agencies.  

24 May, 2021

More than 100 workers received identification cards in El Salvador

 El Salvador’s General Directorate for Migration (DGME) held the first day of the identification project for seasonal and cross-border workers and border inhabitants in the department of San Miguel, with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This initiative consists of providing cross-border or seasonal workers with identification cards to facilitate their regular, safe and orderly transit across the border between El Salvador and Honduras.

20 May, 2021

Migration Officers Strengthen Their Capabilities to Communicate During Crises

A message transmitted in time can save someone’s life. With this premise, the Commission of Migration Authorities (OCAM) of the member countries of the Central America Integration System (SICA), in conjunction with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), developed a regional workshop on emergency and migratory crisis communication. Migration officials from the areas of communication, press, migration control, and care for migrants from 8 different OCAM member countries, participated in a three-day workshop (May 18, 19, and 20) on the essential role of communication in these issues.