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13 January, 2020

IOM and Government of Mexico City sign collaboration agreement on International Migrants Day

Mexico City - On December 18, International Migrants Day, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Secretariat of Social Inclusion and Well-Being (SIBISO) of Mexico City signed an collaboration agreement to build the capacities of public servants to adopt, manage, and sustain initiatives that facilitate migrants’ access to trustworthy migration advice and social services in the country’s capital. 

13 January, 2020

First International Congress on Migrant Smuggling held in Costa Rica

The National Coalition on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling (CONATT) in Costa Rica organized the First International Congress on Migrant Smuggling December 2-3, 2019, with technical support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the participation of the country's various police authorities. 

13 January, 2020

Labor migration management efforts in the region redoubled with new IOM-ILO agreement

On December 11, 2019 Marcelo Pisani, the director of IOM for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, and Carmen Muñoz, the director of ILO Office for Central America, Haiti, Panama and the Dominican Republic, signed a collaboration agreement between their two United Nations agencies in order to continue with a wide range of joint actions on labor migration. 

13 January, 2020

IOM study presents updated information on migration flows in southern Mexico for 2019

A Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) study carried out by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has provided governments, civil society organizations, and other actors with updated information on the migration flows passing through Tapachula, a municipality on Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala.  

13 January, 2020

Check out 5 findings from IOM and ILO’s study of labor market information systems in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

The study “Labor Market Information Systems (LMIS) in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico: Towards better integration of labor migration” was conducted as part of the cooperation between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) on labor migration.  

12 December, 2019

The countries of the Regional Coalition against Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling (CORETT) identified over 1,300 victims of human trafficking in 2018

The plenary meeting of the Regional Coalition against Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling (CORETT) was held November 19-21 in the Dominican Republic, with participation from representatives of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, and the Dominican Republic.  

11 December, 2019

IOM supports labor migration system improvement in Costa Rica

November 1, San José, Costa Rica - Representatives of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS), the General Directorate for Migration and Foreign Affairs (DGME), and the International Labor Organization (ILO) have created the Labor Migration Group (GML).

 

11 December, 2019

The IADB and IOM offer specialized virtual courses on migration governance and management

A partnership between the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), within the frameworks of the IABD's Migration Initiative and IOM’s Regional Migration Capacity-Building Program, will enable officials in Latin America and the Caribbean to complete free virtual trainings on topics related to migration governance and management and earn certificates. 

11 December, 2019

IOM and the University of Panama launch second Diploma in Migration

 

Panama- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the School of Public Administration of the University of Panama launched the second iteration of the professional development Diploma “Migration, Human Rights, and Public Policy,” which was first offered in 2017.

 

11 December, 2019

Guatemala raises awareness about recruitment scams

“Ask, notice, and check” is the message of Guatemala’s campaign to people interested in migrating, telling them to inform themselves about fraudulent job offers, primarily in Mexico, the United States, and Canada. It was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Guatemala with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in response to the high numbers of reported scams involving jobs abroad.