28 June, 2021

IOM presents roadmap for improving integration of migrant women in southern Mexico

Specialists in gender and migration at IOM presented a report with 42 recommendations that, if implemented, will allow a more adequate economic, labour and social integration of migrant women in two key migration corridors in the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. The experts found that there is currently in the state an incipient feminization of migration and a growing active and independent mobility of women that has been gaining visibility due to multiple causes.

28 June, 2021

Costa Rica includes the issue of mobility in its third National Disaster Risk Management Meeting


The objective of this initiative is to contribute to the strengthening of community capacities, promoting links between local actors in disaster risk management processes at the territorial level. The meeting provided opportunities for reflection and training and exchanges of good practices, experiences and lessons learned to address the issue at the community level.

25 June, 2021

Honduras: COPECO AND SINAGER Better Prepared for the Protection of Migrants During Emergencies

In an initial workshop, using the methodology of "Training of Trainers", IOM trained 25 Civil Protection volunteers and COPECO staff. Subsequently, the participants themselves replicated the acquired knowledge with 65 more staffmembers from the National Risk Management System (SINAGER) and COPECO, at both the central and local levels. 

23 June, 2021

The Regional Conference on Migration Launches Training Program for its Member Countries on Protection and Assistance to Vulnerable Migrants

As part of the efforts to protect the rights of migrants, the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) launched a regional training programme focused on the protection and assistance of vulnerable migrants in conjunction with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), who in 2019 developed the Handbook on Protection and Assistance for Migrants Vulnerable to Violence, Exploitation and Abuse.

21 June, 2021

IOM Panama launches training sessions on human trafficking and migrant smuggling

With the aim of raising awareness, sensitizing and  strengthening the capacities of the personnel of ports, airports and other points of entry, as well as the government officials that are part of the National Commission against Human Trafficking from the participating regions,  a cycle of training sessions was developed and organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in various provinces of the Republic of Panama. 

21 June, 2021

IOM Participates in The Launch of the New Council for Care and Protection of Migrants

The Care and Protection Council (CAP) is an entity created as part of the National Migration Authority, in accordance with national regulations, and whose main mandate will be inter-agency coordination to develop plans, programmes and procedures for the care of migrants during the migratory cycle (departure, transit, arrival and return). It will be responsible for the creation of prevention and information campaigns and educational training programmes focusing on migrant children and adolescents.

18 June, 2021

Migrants Will Have Access to Reliable Information Thanks to the Opening of Two New Information Hubs in Petén

Two new Information Hubs on Migration in the municipalities of La Libertad and Melchor de Mencos, in Petén, will provide information and clear, reliable, and direct advice to migrants and promote safe and orderly migration. Municipal corporations will be responsible for the operation of these Hubs, and the activities planned include training sessions with community actors on the risks of irregular migration and mechanisms for regularization, training processes for migrants and their families, and continuous work to prevent irregular migration in the department’s 14 municipalities. 

16 June, 2021

Central American governments and diasporas discuss remittance transfers

With the International Day of Family Remittances occasion, the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) countries organized a forum with diaspora organizations on June 15 and 16, 2021. The forum was proposed as a first approach to navigate identified challenges for the design of sustainable public policy linking diaspora organizations to strategic sectors in their countries of origin. 

14 June, 2021

IOM delivers Training on Essentials of Migration Management to Government Officials

IOM began its ten-day workshop on the IOM Essentials of Migration Management 2.0 (EMM2.0), currently offered to Guyana government officials across several key stakeholder sectors. The EMM2.0 is a global programme on migration management which provides online resources and foundational training to government officials and stakeholders dealing with migration.

10 June, 2021

Costa Rica: IOM Welcomes U.S. Government Representatives to La Carpio Community

A high-level delegation, representing the State Department and the United States Embassy in Costa Rica, made a visit to the community of La Carpio, in the city of San José. During the visit,the progress made in this community in the integration of the migrant population into their host communities and social cohesion was shown.