NEWS


19 July, 2019

IOM´s E-Campus offers free course about trafficking in persons

 

IOM’s migration learning platform, E-Campus, has released a new English-language course addressing the fundamentals of trafficking in persons. The 3-hour course, “Trafficking in Persons: protection and assistance to victims”, provides a certification for English-speaking users.  




28 June, 2019

Puebla opens first Information Hub for migrants in collaboration with IOM

Puebla, Puebla – IOM, through the Regional Migration Program: Mesoamerica - The Caribbean, and the City Council of Puebla celebrated the opening of the first Information Hub in the state on June 17, with the goal of promoting safe, trustworthy assistance for the migrant population.




27 June, 2019

Caribbean governments exchange experiences managing migrant and refugee flows in conjunction with IOM and UNHCR

The Caribbean region faces an increasingly complex mixed migration phenomenon including asylum seekers, refugees, stateless people, and vulnerable migrants. It is a region of destination and transit for thousands of people, including people needing international protection, each year. 




27 June, 2019

IOM supports Certification in Migration, Gender, and Health in El Salvador

This training will run from July to November 2019 and will train 50 people from El Salvador’s Ministry of Health’s migrant assistance, human trafficking, and gender divisions, as well as municipal personnel, using an innovative, comprehensive training approach. Its objective is to strengthen support and protection mechanisms for internal and international migrants in El Salvador.




27 June, 2019

IOM, ILO, and the Secretariat for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation present new study on migration and child labor in Honduras

 

As part of World Day Against Child Labor (June 12), the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (SRECI), the International Labor Organization (ILO), and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) presented the study “Migration and Child Labor – Honduras 2019” in San Pedro Sula.




21 June, 2019

IOM launches illustrated book "The Tale of the Lion and the Coyote" to educate on risks of irregular migration

"Talawa" is the name of a Costa Rican reggae band made up of six musicians, who in 2016 were deceived by a "coyote" who promised them money, fame, and success in the United States. 




13 June, 2019

IOM and FOPREL lay the foundation for a common migration framework inthe region

Marcelo Pisani (left), IOM’s regional director for Central America, North America and the Caribbean, and Santiago Rivas (right), Secretary Executive of FOPREL, during the signing of the agreement. Co-signs as honor witness Carlos Ricardo Benavides, current president of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica.

 




11 June, 2019

Caribbean countries and IOM address climate change and human mobility challenges

 

Port of Spain - The growing frequency and intensity of tropical storms and other disasters have pushed Caribbean countries to recognize they can't keep climate change on a debate level. Eighteen countries and territories of this region and twelve international and regional organizations, as well as observers, gathered during June 6 and 7 to tackle issues on human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change in the Caribbean.




11 June, 2019

SICA countries developed a regional migration assessment study

 

At the LIII Ordinary Meeting of Heads of State of the Central American Integration System (SICA), held on 4 and 5 June in Guatemala, the General Secretariat of SICA presented the executive summary of a regional study on the causes and consequences of migration, developed by IOM with the support of UNHCR. 




7 June, 2019

North and Central American countries follow up on the Regional Plan to Combat Migrant Smuggling

 

Mexico City. Representatives of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM), composed of the governments of Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the United States of America, met on 4 and 5 June for a follow-up workshop to the 2019-2025 Work Plan on  Migrant Smuggling, prepared jointly and approved by vice ministers in 2018.