15 February, 2021

Guyana government and IOM reach agreement for future labour migration collaboration


The Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Labour, has committed to entering a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to formalise cooperation and future joint activities.  


15 February, 2021

IOM Mexico strengthens skills for counseling and labour inclusion of migrants

The Western Hemisphere Program team in Mexico began 2021 by strengthening the skills of key actors in the integration of migrants into Mexican society. To this end, strategic training activities were implemented with government counterparts and staff of the Information Hubs on Migration.   

12 February, 2021

Report analyzes the contribution of Guatemalan seasonal migrant workers to the development of southern Mexico

A study focused on foreign workers currently in southern Mexico revealed the main vulnerabilities and opportunities provided for Mexico's economic growth by thousands of migrants of Guatemalan origin who, for decades, have been working seasonally on Mexico's southern border.


10 February, 2021

The Government of El Salvador joins C4D campaign “Pensalo 2 veces” to prevent false offers related to migration.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador joined the campaign “Pensalo 2 veces” (Think twice), as they identify in the campaign a tool for the prevention of irregular migration, human trafficking, and other crimes.  


5 February, 2021

Belize: Increased Access to Information and Services through Expanded Information Hubs on Migration


The United States Government – through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration (PRM) – funded the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Belize’s expansion and operations for “Information Hubs on Migration” in three locations, strengthening the hubs in providing information and services to migrants for safe and orderly migration.


28 January, 2021

Protecting data is protecting people: four questions and answers about data protection and information hubs

IOM considers that data protection is fundamental to support its operations, as it is key to the respect of human dignity and the right to privacy of individuals. In the framework of January 28, International Data Protection Day, IOM, from the Western Hemisphere Program, shares with the Information Hubs on Migration of the region four key questions and answers on the subject. 

16 December, 2020

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.


16 December, 2020

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.

16 December, 2020

IOM supports protocols to allow seasonal migrants to work in Costa Rica, despite the pandemic


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.


16 December, 2020

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.