About Us

Objective

Building government capacity to manage migration in a sustainable and humane manner.

Where?

Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Dominica, Guyana and the Caribbean.



Our 4 pillars are:

Migration Management

Promote well-managed, legal forms of migration and respect of the human rights of migrants:
  • Support legislative reform efforts and the drafting and review of policies, strategies and laws for comprehensive migration management.
  • Evaluate and support the establishment of programs for regular migration in the region.
  • Provide specialized trainings to stakeholders involved in implementing migration related policies and legislation.
  • Promote the integration of migrants in the labor market through inclusive labor migration policies.
  • Strengthen governments' capacities to collect and analyze migration data for the development of evidence-based policies.

Partnerships

Strengthen regional and bilateral cooperation on migration supported by different international organizations:
  • Support the Regional Conference on Migration and strengthen the capacities of member States.
  • Strengthen the capacities of governments and cooperation on migration management related areas and identified priorities in the Caribbean.
  • Strengthen the capacities of stakeholders to enable effective planning, measuring and reporting on migration policies.
  • Improve regional coordination on topics such as labor migration, migration management, combatting migrant smuggling and the protection of migrant children.
  • Provide technical assistance for the creation and strengthening of bilateral cross-border and interinstitutional committees on migration.

Emergency and Crisis Response

Support emergency and crisis preparedness and response to the mobility dimensions of crises:
  • Develop research on resilience, relocation and resettlement capacities in the Caribbean related to emergencies and natural hazards.
  • Support and assess the implementation of best practices and coordination mechanisms to respond to emergencies and the mobility dimensions of crises in the region.
  • Develop tools and operational guidelines, and build the capacities of officers to promote coordinated efforts to manage the mobility dimensions of emergencies and crises.

Communication

Information and prevention of irregular migration:
  • Support the design and implementation of participatory and comprehensive communication for development strategies at the national level.
  • Build the capacities of stakeholders to implement information activities that encourage regular migration and other alternatives to irregular migration.
  • Strengthen the capacities of stakeholders to develop awareness-raising activities using communication for development.
  • Strengthen the capacities of local stakeholders to install and support information hubs.
  • Promote easy access to trustworthy migration related information for migrants through IOM’s mobile app, MigApp.