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

IOM Launches Urban Gardens for Social Inclusion in Communities in San José, Costa Rica

With the goal of promoting social inclusion among the migrant and Costa Rican population, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched a project for urban gardens in two localities of the Costa Rican capital: La 25 de Julio in Hatillo and Relleno in Pavas. The activity was conducted jointly with the Municipality of San José.

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.  

19 May, 2021

Panama and Costa Rica strengthen actions to combat migrant smuggling and cybercrime

With the aim of sharing good investigative practices among law enforcement, security, migration and judicial institutions that can strengthen the fight against crime, promote international cooperation and teach us more of the challenges faced by border police forces, Panama and Costa Rica, along with other allied states, participated in the III Binational Meeting on the Investigation of Illicit Trafficking of Migrants Linked to Cybercrime that took place on the 18th and 19th of May, 2021, in a blended session with virtual and on location participants. 

14 May, 2021

  IOM trains COPECO in the inclusion of migrants during emergencies and crises in Honduras

On May 11, 12 and 14, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a virtual event in which 25 volunteers from the Permanent Contingency Commission of Honduras (COPECO) participated in training sessions on migration. The knowledge acquired will enable them to strengthen their capacities to contribute to better inclusion of the migrant population in emergency and crisis preparedness and response. 

12 May, 2021

IOM inaugurates MIDAS system at two new border crossings in Haiti

The Directorate of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held the inauguration ceremony of the facilities of the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) at the Cap Haïtien International Airport and at the DIE border crossing in Ouanaminthe.

11 May, 2021

IOM and the Public Ministry of Costa Rica strengthen local efforts to combat human trafficking and smuggling of migrants


This April, Costa Rica held the First Annual Meeting of Local Working Groups for the Integral Fight against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants. The activity included a presentation of the results of the work that the groups have conducted since they were formed last year, and the needs identified at the local level to combat these crimes.   

30 April, 2021

IOM trains Dominica tourism stakeholders to improve disaster response plans

IOM, in partnership with the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), conducted a two-day workshop in April 2021, on the topic “Protecting Visitors to Dominica in Times of Crisis”.  The workshop produced rich feedback from a broad range of stakeholders, based on local case studies shared during the programme, recounting experiences of service providers during Tropical Storm Erika and Hurricane Maria in Dominica.