Tapachula, Chiapas. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), with the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Migration Policy Unit, and municipal governments, held the 2nd Meeting on Municipal Migration Information Centers, in Chiapas, Mexico on April 8-12.
The communication pillar of the Regional Migration Program (Mesoamerica Program) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will be enhanced by contributions from the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship of Canada. The objective of the collaboration is to expand the information people in northern Central American countries receive about regular migration pathways and the risks of irregular migration.
The meeting included over 50 participants from Caribbean countries, the European Union, and senior representatives of regional and international organizations to discuss and identify effective ways to combat these phenomena in the Caribbean region, through coordinated regional actions.
To commemorate International Women’s Day, Guatemalan departments discuss the Risks of Irregular Migration for Women and Girls
The Regional Migration Program: Mesoamerica-The Caribbean of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) participated in three departmental forums during the month of March to commemorate International Women’s Day, organized in conjunction with the Puentes Project and World Vision.
The forums were titled “Risks of Irregular Migration for Women and Girls” and panelists participated from the Program and other organizations such as UN Women, the Office of the Prosecutor for Human Rights, and the Attorney General’s Office.
March 20. The International Organization for Migration, through the Regional Migration Program: Mesoamerica-The Caribbean, held a meeting with the National Employment Service and various civil society organizations with the goal of preparing a needs analysis to improve capacities for labor inclusion of migrants in Mexico.
Community leaders and key actors use Communication for Development to prevent irregular migration in the region
In 2018, the Regional Migration Program: Mesoamerica-The Caribbean of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) selected four communities in Guatemala (Salcajá), Honduras (Cofradía), Mexico (Tapachula), and El Salvador (Ahuachapán) with the goal of implementing communication for development processes aimed at promoting positive behavioral change with respect to migration.
IOM and the Government of Costa Rica present the “Consular Guide to the Repatriation of Costa Ricans Abroad”
In this context, on March 11 the DGME and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) presented the “Consular Guide to the Repatriation of Costa Ricans Abroad,” which aims to improve repatriation of Costa Ricans who return to the country after migrating.
The Secretariat against Sexual Violence, Exploitation, and Human Trafficking of Guatemala and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with support from Lawyers Without Borders, held the first Regional Congress on human trafficking March 5-6 in Guatemala City, addressing the removal and trafficking of human organs and tissues. Experts and prosecutors from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Belize participated.
Tijuana, Mexico, February 28, 2019. 33 migrants have been hired thanks to the “Second Municipal Job Fair for people in migration contexts” which was held February 27-28 in the Patio Central of the Municipal Palace of Tijuana. 18 businesses with 746 openings participated, and 256 migrants attended. .
IOM supports governments agencies during public consultations on the National Development Plan in Mexico
Puebla, Mexico – IOM, through the Mesoamerica Program, participated in the First Regional Meeting for the Central Zone on the implementation of the “Comprehensive and Sustainable Strategy for the Protection and Integration of People in Contexts of International Mobility.” This initiative is being driven by the Migration Policy Unit (SEGOB) with the goal of promoting the participation of a variety of actors in the consultation process of the development of the National Development Plan 2019-2024 and the National Migration Policy Program of the government of Mexico.