RCM countries discuss migration management and responses to massive migration flows, known as "caravans"
In a series of virtual sessions facilitated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), between November 16 and 17, the member countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) met to promote technical dialogue to strengthen knowledge and procedures, so that the preparation and response to massive migration flows are given within the framework of efficient migration management without neglecting respect for the human rights of migrants.
Central American countries, Mexico and the Dominican Republic meet to analyze the regional situation of human trafficking
Closing an atypical year, the Regional Coalition against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (CORETT) held a virtual meeting during the week of November 23 to analyze the work done in 2020 and to propose the objectives of the Coalition for 2021. The response to the crisis caused by COVID-19 was a key element of the sessions.
Migrant workers are entering from Nicaragua to participate in the coffee harvest in the area of Los Santos, Costa Rica, thanks to a Binational Agreement between Costa Rica and Nicaragua that went into effect on November 2, 2020. IOM is supporting, under a comprehensive health protocol, the implementation of sanitary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while facilitating regular and orderly migration.
Mexico: UN agencies promote labor inclusion of migrants in the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic
Representatives of the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology (COMCE) and four United Nations agencies agreed in November that greater labor inclusion of the migrants and the promotion of regular hiring programs can facilitate greater economic dynamism in the country during the economic recovery from the situation caused by COVID-19.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Costa Rica conducted a labor survey in the canton of Upala, located on the border with Nicaragua. The process had the support of the municipality of the canton and sought to generate inputs that would enable a connection between employers and people seeking work in the area.
The “Migrating Informed” campaign has been launched in southern Mexico. It is an initiative presented last Tuesday on a Facebook Live by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National Migration Institute (INM) and the of the World to promote the different mechanisms created to support migrants in Tapachula, Chiapas in the context caused by the pandemic.
The General Directorate of Migration of the Dominican Republic, with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), closed the fourth day of the Induction Seminar for the Improvement of Migration Controls, Border Management and Culture of Peace, held on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November, in Dajabón.
Governments and local organizations will be able to receive training on migration information models with a free IOM course
The International Organization for Migration launched the online course "Information Hubs on Migration". The course is free, open to the public and 100% virtual through IOM's E-Campus platform. The main function of the hubs, located in the facilities of municipalities and other local instances, is to provide current, potential or returned migrants with access to reliable information on regular migration channels and to direct them to existing services in the community, to facilitate their protection, integration or reintegration, as the case may be.
Member Countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) strengthen dialogue on determining the best interest of migrant children and adolescents
On October 26th, 40 representatives of the Member Countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) concluded a cycle of virtual sessions for exchange and proposals on the best interest of migrant, refugee and in need of protection children and adolescents. The process, initially planned as an in-person workshop, was virtualized in response to the distancing measures imposed by COVID-19, so that a total of four online sessions were held since March.
INM RD and IOM deliver diplomas to first participants in the "Intercultural Mediation Diploma" held in Dajabón
The National Institute for Migration of the Dominican Republic (INM RD) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) gave diplomas to the participants of the first edition of the "Diploma in intercultural mediation" that was held in a semi-presential way in the municipality of Dajabón. This training, which began on February 4, took place during forty hours of face-to-face and twenty of virtual activities, in which concepts related to migration, interculturality and human rights were addressed, as well as tools and practical aspects for mediation.