14 October, 2020

IOM Costa Rica delivers plans to the General Directorate of Migration and Aliens (DGME) to build a new center for migrants

The General Directorate of Migration and Aliens (DGME) of Costa Rica received technical and financial support from IOM for the preparation of the plans (architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical), as well as the respective budget and technical specifications associated with the new Northern Bicentennial Migrant Station (EMBINORTE).

13 October, 2020

IOM and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States partner to strengthen migration management in the region

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission have partnered with the aim of improving migration management in the region, by establishing this month a joint Working Group. This partnership will prioritize coordination and building capacity of national governments in the areas of research and migration data collection, diaspora engagement, and COVID-19 recovery and environmental migration.   


13 October, 2020

Four countries discuss the role of their consular staff in protecting migrant workers

On September 23, a multilateral table sponsored by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) brought together 48 people from Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. They participated in a dialogue and exchange of experiences on the protection of the rights of migrant workers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

13 October, 2020

El Salvador and Belize share experiences in protecting migrant children and adolescents

On September 18, IOM facilitated a virtual meeting to exchange experiences on mechanisms for the protection of migrant children and adolescents between Belize and El Salvador. Representatives from both countries participated in the meeting to identify coordination points for the identification, protection and assistance of migrant children and adolescents.


2 October, 2020

Young people from Mexico and Central America train in the creation of digital content about migration


From September 8 to 11, young people throughout the region gathered for the first group sessions of the virtual course "Let's take the social networks! Creating digital content on migration", created by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in conjunction with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The course will be completed in the first days of October.  


16 September, 2020

Communication experts advance towards a better understanding of migration in Honduras

Honduras continues to take steps towards a comprehensive policy on migration. More than twenty government institutions, under the leadership of the Office of Communications and Presidential Strategy and the Secretariat of Governance, Justice and Decentralization (SGJD), and with the technical accompaniment of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Institute for Migration and Peace Studies (IEMP), met to gather inputs in order to establish a strategic communications plan that makes visible the dynamics of migration in Honduras and the progress in managing migration and protecting all migrants.

15 September, 2020

RCM concludes a week of technical exchange on migrant smuggling

More than 100 participants logged on to each of the four sessions that gathered the Regional Conference on Migration’s (RCM) countries to discuss migrant smuggling and exchange best practices on the subject. The main goal was to strengthen police and judiciary capacities to fight migrant smuggling, with especial emphasis on investigation techniques and cross-border cooperation.


14 September, 2020

IOM concludes capacity-building workshop to aid in the integration of Venezuelan migrants into Caribbean labour markets

September 14, Georgetown - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) completed its training workshop on the Integration of Venezuelan Migrants into Caribbean Labour Markets. The trainings were held online and in collaboration with the Response for Venezuelans (R4V) Program, and with participation from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

11 September, 2020

More than 180 young people start Virtual Camp on Migration, in preparation for "Think It Twice" campaign


With more than 180 young people in attendance, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) started this Wednesday, September 9, the Virtual Camp "Think It Twice". The camp consists of 4 days in which topics related to migrant youth, prevention of human trafficking and fraudulent hiring will be developed.  


8 September, 2020

IOM concludes first Tri-National Conference on Illicit Trafficking of Migrants and Related Crimes between Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica

More than 200 people participated during the month of August in the two sessions of the first Tri-National Conference (Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama) on the crime of migrant smuggling. At this event, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) brought together migration officials and police teams from the three countries to improve intergovernmental response capacity and strengthen police investigation processes.