Representatives of the agencies of the United Nations Migration Network for Costa Rica participated virtually in the forum "Advances Costa Rica for a Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration". Costa Rica presented the progress in the implementation of the initiatives at the national level 2018 - 2022. As Costa Rica is a country of origin, transit and destination of migrants, the DGME recognized the work carried out jointly with IOM, especially the initiatives developed through the Regional Program on Migration.
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.
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.
A group of migrant men discuss what is expected from them because they are men. Discover the reflections they bring to the table, to brake the stigmas they have been carrying. This video was created as part of the campaign A thousand ways to be a man, created by the Response for Venezuelans platform. Visit athousandwaystobeaman.org for more information.
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.
The second part of the technical exchange of practices on fair recruitment and labor protection of migrant workers was held the 24 May 2021, as part of the Regional Conference on Migration. The session was led by the International Labour Organization, jointly moderated with the International Organization of Migration, and gathered the participation of 61 participants from 11 RCM Member Countries’ representatives, private sector and civil society organizations, as well as observer agencies.
On May 27, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MTSS) with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), held the first national event to showcase concrete progress and actions aimed at the protection of labour rights with special focus on the migrant population.
With the aim of sharing good investigative practices among law enforcement, security, migration and judicial institutions that can strengthen the fight against crime, promote international cooperation and teach us more of the challenges faced by border police forces, Panama and Costa Rica, along with other allied states, participated in the III Binational Meeting on the Investigation of Illicit Trafficking of Migrants Linked to Cybercrime that took place on the 18th and 19th of May, 2021, in a blended session with virtual and on location participants.
A message transmitted in time can save someone’s life. With this premise, the Commission of Migration Authorities (OCAM) of the member countries of the Central America Integration System (SICA), in conjunction with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), developed a regional workshop on emergency and migratory crisis communication. Migration officials from the areas of communication, press, migration control, and care for migrants from 8 different OCAM member countries, participated in a three-day workshop (May 18, 19, and 20) on the essential role of communication in these issues.
To provide adequate care to migrants who use the information services of the General Directorate of Migration and Aliens (DGME) in the context of emergency due to COVID-19, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Costa Rica donated equipment that will facilitate access to reliable information validated by the users of this institution.