On September 2, the cycle of videoconferences "Labor migration in the face of the challenge of economic recovery: contributions from the public sector and businesses" concluded, bringing together the public and private sectors of the countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) to discuss future prospects. The activity was organized by the RCM and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) with the support of the United Nations (IOM, UNDP and ILO).
Georgetown, Guyana, 13 August 2020 - More research and data collection into migration patterns with the Eastern Caribbean will go a long way in crafting national migration policies and to maximize governments’ capacity to manage migration in the region. This was highlighted by several migration experts from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) at an online forum under the theme Celebrating 10 Years of Freedom of Movement.
Santo Domingo, Thursday, August 19, 2020- To measure the socioeconomic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the poorest population of the Dominican Republic, and to improve response and recovery, the agencies of the United Nations System conducted the SEIA-RED ACTUA survey, in collaboration with non-profit associations, community-based organizations and the Single System of Beneficiaries (SIUBEN).
Information Hubs on Migration in the north of Central America share experiences on information assistance in times of COVID-19
On July 28, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador held a virtual exchange of experiences at the Information Hubs on Migration, with the aim of establishing tri-national information lines to improve the care of migrants throughout the region.
The activity was attended by representatives of twelve hubs in the three countries, as well as the International Organization for Migration focal points who serve the hubs in each country.
The International Organization for Migration has initiated an ambitious study that seeks to characterize diaspora organizations in Mexico and Central America. Diasporas are defined as groups of migrants or migrant descendants who, through their identity and sense of belonging to their country of origin, create common experiences in the country of destination.1
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Honduran Secretariat of Governance, Justice and Decentralization (SGJD) initiated a round of virtual meetings as part of the process of building a comprehensive migration policy.
The new Training Programe on Migration Policies, facilitated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), seeks to strengthen the capacities of public officials of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) in the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies on migration . The Program consists of an IOM online course, Migration Trends in Latin America, a panel with international experts and three virtual sessions for technical exchange on migration policies.
The working population in Mexico has been strongly affected by the economic situation generated by COVID-19. The Mexican Social Security Institute reported that, by the end of May, 838.272 jobs had disappeared, 340.000 of them in just one month. Migrant workers have not been exempted, and the situation has been particularly hard on those working in commerce and domestic work, two sectors heavily affected by the physical distancing measures.
Ante los retos planteados por la pandemia del COVID-19, la OIM desarrolló una serie de entrenamientos al personal de las ventanillas informativas sobre migración para adaptar sus servicios de atención a personas migrantes a la virtualidad. Lo anterior, en base a una breve guía práctica publicada para estos efectos por la OIM, que viene a complementar el manual ya existente sobre las ventanillas.
More than 200 people participated in the first training session on Local Response to Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Honduras. The activity is part of a collaboration between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Inter-institutional Commission against Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons of Honduras (CICESCT).