4 December, 2017

The prevention of trafficking in persons in high schools: the experience of Chiapas, Mexico

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.

4 December, 2017

The Mesoamerica Program presented its Contributions to the Regional Conference on Migration

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.

1 December, 2017

Migration management and the 2030 Agenda: local perspectives

The Departmental Representation of the Governance Ministry in Chinandega, Nicaragua’s border department with Honduras, organized with the support of IOM a workshop on migration management and its links to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

17 November, 2017

IOM contributed to the Eighth Regional Consultation of Child Helplines in the Americas and the Caribbean

The United Nations Organization for Migration (IOM) participated and presented MigrantApp, its most innovated information tool for migrants, in the Eighth Regional Consultation of Child Helplines in the Americas and the Caribbean.

17 November, 2017

Five local governments from Mesoamerica compromised in working towards better migration governance in the Global Conference on Cities and Migration

The Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration of the Department of State’s support for IOM Mesoamerica Program has strengthened the capacity and interest of local governments in working towards better migration management throughout Central America.

6 November, 2017

Costa Rica repatriated 36 Costa Ricans after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico

After Hurricane Maria passed over the Caribbean islands, 36 Costa Ricans returned to their country from Puerto Rico. The Government of Costa Rica implemented this humanitarian initiative thanks to the coordinated effort of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cult, and the General Directorate of Migration (DGME), with the solidary support of the airline Volaris Costa Rica, and the support of IOM.

6 November, 2017

Civil Society from Nicaragua and Honduras Shared their Advances Related to the Protection of Migrants

In order to enable a space of dialogue and coordination among civil society organizations that provide services and attention to migrants in the border between Nicaragua and Honduras, the International Organization for Migration of the United Nations (IOM) organized in Choluteca (Honduras) a cross border meeting, which had as a result the exchange of best practices and the identification of possible synergies.

6 November, 2017

The Fight Against Trafficking in Persons: the Role of Hotel Staff and the Importance of Having Global Data

The Mesoamerica Program interviewed the expert Courtney Walsh of Polaris, an NGO that fights against trafficking in persons, during the International Congress against the Crimes of Trafficking in Persons and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minors associated to Travel and Tourism that took place in Costa Rica in September of 2017.

2 November, 2017

The True Value of Happiness

The water leaked through the holes in the ceiling and passed only inches away from the exposed electrical cords of the house. It was with not a doubt, a death trap for two elderly adults who face mobility issues. However, this didn´t seem to bother them when they receive visitors in their house made of wood and zinc. Their warm words and spontaneous smiles concealed their problems at a second stage.

2 November, 2017

RCM and IOM Launch a Virtual Course on Migrant Women for Consular Staff

Migrant women represent almost half of all international migrants around the world (equaling to approximately 117 million migrant women), they have a key function regarding the social and cultural constitution of host countries, and provide significant and systematic economic contributions to their family in countries of origin, mainly through remittances.