IOM and the Ministry of Public Education of Costa Rica signed a National Work Plan to foster education free of discrimination against migrants
San Jose, Costa Rica. The United Nations Agency for Migration (IOM), through the Mesoamerica Program, and the Ministry of Public Education (MEP), signed on the 31st of January, a National Working Plan for the year 2018, with the objective of strengthening the links and cooperation between both entities to complement efforts towards the priorities of the country, as well as to promote the right to education of migrants.
Regional E-Course on Migrant Women promoted the active participation of consular staff in RCM Member States
The Pro-Tempore Presidency of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM), held by El Salvador until November 2017, and the UN Migration Agency, implemented an 8-week virtual course on International Law, Assistance and Protection of Migrant Women.
Partners of the Mesoamerica Program in El Salvador shared their accomplishments during the visit of the Department of State of the United States
Representatives of the Salvadorian municipalities impacted by migration, such as La Union and Ahuachapán, as well as national civil security and migration institutions, shared their experience in the implementation of actions supported by the Mesoamerica Program.
Every 18th of December, the world celebrates migrants. In this opportunity, the United Nations Migration Agency, IOM, did so under the motto ´´safe migration in a world on the move´´.
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, developed a needs-assessments study in each of the eight countries of the Mesoamerica region to establish with state institutions and civil society organizations the annual cooperation priorities of the Mesoamerica Program, oriented towards capacity-building of institutions for orderly, safe and regular migration.
Municipalities from the Northern and Southern borders of Mexico exchanged best practices on migration
The Mexican municipalities of Tapachula ad Tijuana, border cities with Guatemala and the Unites States respectively, organized, with the support of IOM, a second meeting on the 13th and 14th of December 2017 to exchange experiences and best practices from each border.
“I’m a migrant, but didn't have to risk my life on a leaky boat or pay traffickers. Safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite.” Thus spoke United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in September 2017.
Recent humanitarian crises have shown that migrants are often among those suffering the most during crisis situations caused by conflicts or natural disasters. With increasing international mobility and an unprecedented number of people displaced by conflicts, violence and disasters, most countries host some type of migrant population. In Mesoamerica there are more than 2 million immigrants.
125 students from the 4th Preparatory in Tapachula (Chiapas) received on the 15th of November an awareness-raising talk about trafficking in persons, in the framework of the prevention activities developed by the Inter-Institutional Committee on Trafficking in Persons in Tapachula, led by the National Institute for Migration with the support of the Mesoamerica Program.
The member countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) met from the 27th to the 30th of November 2017 in San Salvador, El Salvador, country that has held the Pro-Tempore Presidency 2017 of this regional consultative process on migration, under the topic of Women in Migration.