15 March, 2023

IOM outlines needs and priority actions to ensure data protection for migrants in Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic

San José – March 15, 2023. Migrants provide personal information to diverse institutions, companies or international organizations such as their name, marital status, nationality or other sensitive data in various countries where they transit or reside. The handling, storage and use of this data is a very important dimension of the protection of migrants and the governance of migration in compliance with the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.


12 January, 2023

ILO-IOM assessment of construction capacities in Guyana to support in booming infrastructure sector

The International Labour Oganization officially presented to the Ministry of Labour and Government of Guyana the report entitled Prospective occupation and skills needs in the Guyanese construction industry, 2022-2026. The report on the construction sector was supported by the International Organization for Migration’ Western Hemisphere Program, through funding from the United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

8 November, 2022

A network of more than 100 youth leaders is being woven to inform about migration with IOM's "Think Twice" campaign in the North of Central America

Youth participation is the engine that enables positive social change in the prevention of irregular migration. "Think Twice" is a campaign of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that develops training processes. Today a network of more than 100 young community leaders have become ambassadors of migration awareness and information.   

29 September, 2022

IOM Guyana successfully implements workshop on ethical recruitment practices with government and private sector

Georgetown, 8 September 2022 - The International Organization for Migration, in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, yesterday completed the Introduction to Ethical Recruitment and the IRIS Standards workshops at the Guyana Marriot Hotel.

11 August, 2022

More than 160 communication professionals from six countries specialize in addressing migration


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has developed a series of training processes focused on providing tools for ethical coverage of migration based on international law and evidence. A total of 162 professionals from national and local print media, television, radio and digital media, as well as communicators from public institutions in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama were trained.




30 June, 2022

Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic Prepare to Address Climate Change-Driven Migration Crisis

In response to the need to strengthen the capacities of relevant government and regional agency personnel in aspects related to migration driven by climate change and other environmental factors, the Regional Workshop on Migration Crises and Migration in Contexts of Disasters and Climate Change was organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of the Coordination Center for Disaster Prevention in Central America and the Dominican Republic (CEPREDENAC).

2 June, 2022

OIM strengthens capacities in 7 countries to protect and assist migrants

Officials from 7 countries were trained on protection and assistance for migrants vulnerable to violence, exploitation and abuse. The activity was attended by representatives of migration institutes or directorates, consulates and entities responsible for the shelter and protection systems of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Costa Rica.

1 June, 2022

IOM and the RCM aim to make to make the economic, social and cultural contributions of the diasporas of the region more visible

Due to the fundamental role diasporas play in migration, the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held the Forum for the promotion, development, linkage and capitalization of the contributions of diasporas.  Representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Member States, as well as representatives of organizations responsible for the identification, linkage or integration of the diaspora participated in the event, which was also attended by representatives of the Salvadoran diaspora.

17 May, 2022

CARICOM government representatives gather to draft regional counter-smuggling of migrants' legislation

Recent data from the Caribbean has suggested that there have been increases in the number of migrants being smuggled around the region. To address these changing and concerning trends, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Caribbean Community Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS), hosted a one-of-a-kind meeting on drafting legislation to counter migrant smuggling in the region that can respond to regional and national needs.

9 May, 2022

First ever workshop to support resilience-building for Haitian entrepreneurs in Dominica

The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted on the 4th of May its first business resilience workshop targeting migrant business owners.