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IOM successfully concludes regional diploma course on labour migration

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Independent Monitoring Group of El Salvador (GMIES) held the closing ceremony of the Diploma on Labor Migration on June 30, with technical assistance from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Specialized Institute of Higher Education for Diplomatic Training (IEESFORD).   

  

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IOM Costa Rica carries out informative actions against sex cyber-crimes

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Costa Rica is working alongside the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), the General Directorate of Migration and Aliens (DGME) and its Management Unit forTrafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, to prevent sexual cyber-crime in the wake of the COVID-19. In contexts of crisis, risk and exposure to trafficking in persons are heightened, and in this case social media can be promoted as a means of recruitment for this and other crimes.

 

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Costa Rica: IOM supports DGME in response to COVID-19

Aiming to strengthen the local government’s capacities and in response to official protocols established in response to COVID-19, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Costa Rica delivered this morning a donation to the General Directorate of Migration and Aliens (DGME). Said donation provided technical equipment to face the global pandemic, promoting adequate attention to national and foreign users of the services provided by the DGME.

 

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IOM Releases Guidance for Employers and Businesses on Protection of Migrant Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis

“Many of these employers provide essential care, services and goods and, in doing so, rely heavily on their migrant workforce," Vitorino said Tuesday on the release of a set of recommendations to enhance business’ response to the pandemic. 

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IOM kicks off counter-trafficking training program with the tourism sector in Costa Rica

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) trained twenty tourism staff to detect and report cases of human trafficking. This was the first event of the operative training program developed by IOM and ICT to improve human trafficking detection skills. Tourism staff who work in key areas such as cleaning, security, reception, and food service participated. 

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IOIM provides migration training to municipal staff and social attorneys of the Costa Rican bar association

On January 29th  and 30th,  the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with support from the General Directorate of Migration and Aliens, the Ministry of Public Education and the Ministry of Work and Social Security, conducted a training for municipal staff and social attorneys of the local bar association. The participants will be providing counsel along with the Foundation for Peace and Democracy (FUMPADEM), for the strenghtening of capacities of the Municipal Migrant Centers (MMC) and the Centers for Migration Reference and Social Defense (CREDES). 

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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.  

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