25 August, 2023

IOM promotes cross-sectoral dialogue on ethical recruitment as key to guaranteeing rights of migrant workers

SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA. 25 August 2023. As part of the “Program to Strengthen Ethical Recruitment Practices and Capacity Building for Relevant Actors” in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica, IOM completed a series of efforts focused on ethical recruitment, prevention of smuggling and trafficking of migrant workers, human rights and protection, and regulation of the hiring process in a cross-border migration context.

23 August, 2023

Governments from Central America and the Caribbean strengthen their capacity building and coordination for better management of labour migration in the region

PANAMA CITY, 23 August 2023. Member countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) participated this month in the "Workshop on labour market information systems and labour migration statistics" in Panama City. This event was followed by the "Workshop on the Construction of the Operational Plan of the Regional Action Plan on Labour Mobility" as a preparation for the implementation of the Regional Action Plan on Labour Mobility 2023 - 2027.

2 June, 2023

Civil organizations from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Panama sign declaration to promote ethical recruitment of migrant workers

June 2nd – SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA. Civil society organizations from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama and the United States that provide human rights assistance and support to migrant workers signed a document consisting of 15 agreements to promote the principles of ethical recruitment. This declaration affirms their commitment to the migrant worker population and their rights in countries of origin, transit and destination.

18 May, 2023

IOM strengthens capacities of governments in the region to manage crises and disasters caused by climate change

San Jose - May 18, 2023.  IOM, in partnership with the Coordination Center for Disaster Prevention in Central America and the Dominican Republic (CEPREDENAC), developed the first generation of the course "Comprehensive Approach to Migration in Crisis Situations and Migration due to Climate Change". The course was attended by 22 people involved in risk management and climate change at governmental level in Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic, as well as officials from the Central American Integration System (SICA).

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.