NEWS

26 April, 2018

Regional Conference on Migration Promotes Consular Protection for Migrant Workers

Panama – Fifty officials from the member countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) participated in a workshop on the protection of migrant workers. The participants oversee the protection of their compatriots abroad as well as labour mobility issues, as officers in consulates and ministries of foreign affairs or labour in their countries.

9 April, 2018

Youth and Local Communities Learn about Safe Migration with IOM’s Pedagogical Suitcase

San Jose – Teachers and community leaders from Central America and Mexico will be able to teach safe and regular migration to young people and local communities, thanks to the Pedagogical Suitcase on Migration, an online repository developed by the UN Migration Agency (IOM) which brings together more than 100 resources, methodologies, and educational activities.

9 April, 2018

The Government of Costa Rica and IOM join forces to promote MigrantApp

San Jose. The United Nations Organization for Migration (IOM), together with the General Directorate of Migration (DGME) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , presented the mobile application MigrantApp in an event that took place on March 13th with the participation of more than 150 attendees, among which were senior representatives of the government, diplomatic corps, international organizations, delegates from countries of the Regional Conference on Migration, the private sector and the media.

9 April, 2018

United Nations visited the border area of The Darien, Panama

Panama.  A team from the United Nations Organization for Migration (OIM) and other UN agencies in Panama visited the province of Darien, to monitor the migrant situation in this border area with Colombia. The Darien plug, as this jungle region of Central America is known, is one of the most dangerous passages for migrants in the world, with the presence of natural obstacles as well as criminal groups associated with arms and drug trafficking.

9 April, 2018

Central, North American Countries Worked on Joint Strategy Against Migrant Smuggling with IOM, UNODC support

San Jose – Sixty representatives from the 11 Member States of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) gathered in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 March to promote medium and long-term joint strategic policies and actions to tackle the multi-billion illegal industry of migrant smuggling.

9 April, 2018

Honduran and Salvadoran Women Promote Productive Activities to Prevent Irregular Migration

Dilcia Cristela Reyes Martínez migrated to the United States in 2005 with the dream of improving living conditions for her family. However, she did not manage to adapt to the idea of ​​leaving her family behind, so she returned to Honduras five years later.

13 March, 2018

Central and North American Countries Working on Strategy Against Migrant Smuggling with UN Migration Agency, UNODC support

San Jose – Sixty representatives from the 11 Member States of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) will gather in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday 13 March to promote medium and long-term joint strategic policies and actions to tackle the multi-billion illegal industry of migrant smuggling.

9 March, 2018

Municipalities in Chiapas Analyze the Local Migration Context to Improve Disaster Preparation

Mexico. The UN Agency for Migration (IOM) along with the Mexican Red Cross delivered a workshop “Preparing for crisis situations and identification of migrants in conditions of vulnerability" for the staff of the Mexican Red Cross and other organizations that can play a key role in assisting migrants during emergencies.

8 March, 2018

Nicaraguan Municipal Committees against Trafficking in Persons Prepare 2018 Action Plan

Nicaragua. The 13 Municipal Committees that comprise the Departmental Coalition against Trafficking in Persons of Chinandega, Nicaragua, have been working on the preparation of a 2018 action plan, aimed at preventing the crime of trafficking in persons. 

8 March, 2018

Migration Police in Costa Rica improve their Conflict Mitigation skills in Migration Centers

Costa Rica. IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through the Mesoamerica Program, trained for the first time the Costa Rican Migration Police on “Conflict Resolution in Migration Management”, with the objective of strengthening capacities for peaceful conflict resolution.