About 40 officials from central and local governments of El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico met this week (12/09) in Guatemala to participate in a workshop on the protection of migrants. The event was organized by the UN Migration Agency (IOM) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).
San José, Costa Rica— The Mesoamerica Program of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in conjunction with the Office against Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling of the General Directorate of Migration, held a training program for 15 officers of the Border Police of Costa Rica on detecting the crimes of human trafficking and migrant smuggling and identifying the profiles of vulnerable migrants.
Mexico City – Member countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) discussed on September 4th and 5th the challenges posed by growing labor migration dynamics in the Americas, at the Regional Workshop on the Governance of Labor Migration: Towards Integrated and Planned Policies.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed in the fight against human trafficking, promoting and supporting interregional and interinstitutional cooperation strategies which respond more comprehensively to the challenges of this crime.
Rivas, Nicaragua. Forty primary school students at the José Antonio Ruiz School, in the city of Rivas, shared a morning of migration-related activities based on the Pedagogical Suitcase developed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The event was co-organized with civil society organizations: Save the Children, the Young Women Migrants Group and the Sonia Bello Women's House.
San José – On September 24th, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, opened the "Specialized Course on Migrant Children in the Americas" via its Learning Platform on Migration.
San Pedro Sula- The United Nations’ Organization for Migration (IOM) presented the Educational Toolkit to teachers in the department of Cortés and staff from the organization Youth Against Violence of Honduras. The toolkit contains fun and interactive activities which inform and raise awareness about the risks of irregular migration.
Darien, Panama- With the objective of training officials of governmental institutions and civil society organizations on the Panamanian border, the workshop about “Assistance for Migrant Children and Adolescents needing International Protection” was held in Metetí, Darién province.
Mexico. On August 11, 2018, the group Youth and Migration Tenosique, known as “JUMI Tenosique”, conducted a festival in honor of the “International Youth Day”, August 12. The festival was supported by the International Organization for Migration of the United Nations (IOM) through the Mesoamerica Program, the Directorate of Education, Culture, and Recreation of the city council of Tenosique, and RET International.
IOM trains officials of Costa Rican public institutions on migration and health, childhood, and adolescence
As a part of its Mesoamerica Program, IOM has developed training workshops with officials of public institutions on a variety of migration-related topics. This month they held workshops on migration and health with officials from the Ministry of Public Health, and also conducted the National Course on Migrant Children 2018, for staff of the National Child Agency (PANI).