Panama joins the global efforts to eradicate Trafficking in Persons through the development of strategies and mechanisms to prevent, suppress and punish this crime, in addition to seeking due attention to the victims.
IOM designed this initiative to provide them with better conceptual and practical tools for the formulation of policies, programs and/or actions that promote the safe, orderly, and regular mobility of migrant workers in southern Mexico. Key decision makers from the National Institute for Migration, the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, and the National Employment Service participated.
The Local Migration Networks bring together various organizations that have an impact on migration management in Honduras, including government authorities, human rights defenders or other non-governmental institutions that provide assistance to migrants. During the month of July, the IOM team met with the two networks to define joint work plans to facilitate actions to carry out in favour of migrants
On July 21 and 22 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) conducted a series of workshops and trainings on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for institutional and non-governmental actors working in migrant reception stations in the province of Darién.
IOM Presented Standard Operating Procedures for the Care and Assistance of Mixed Migratory Flows at Land Borders in El Salvador
This input strengthens migration governance, in the sense of developing standardized inter-agency operating procedures that allow more effective and efficient border management in situations of mixed migratory flows, ensuring identification, care and assistance for vulnerable migrant populations.
Central American Countries Trained their Cross-border and Local Networks on Border Management and Health
Officials from institutions and organizations that make up the cross-border roundtables and local networks on migration in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras participated in a series of trainings on Border Management and Health. The topics addressed included the identification and protection of vulnerable migrants in transit and the impact of the pandemic on the mental health and psychosocial well-being of migrant populations.
Within the framework of the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) protection strategy in Panama, which involves objectives of the "Western Hemisphere Program" and the "Refugee and Migrant Response Plan for Venezuela", both funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), introductory briefings were organized to inform and update protection concepts from a human rights perspective aimed at key actors who provide guidance, assistance or services to vulnerable migrants in Panama.
MCM staff are trained by the General Directorate for Migration and Aliens (DGME) on issues related to migration regularization. In addition, staff receive training for differentiated care, in accordance with the different profiles and needs of migrants, with the aim of providing a more comprehensive service.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) concluded its ten-day workshop on the IOM Essentials of Migration Management 2.0 (EMM2.0) to Guyana government officials across several key stakeholder sectors. This workshop was hosted online and in-person, following COVID-19 guidelines, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, with additional participation from the Ministries of Amerindian Affairs, Home Affairs, and Parliamentary Affairs and Governance.
Among the best practices is the establishment of the Round Table on Reconstruction, Peace and Security, made up of representatives from the three levels of federal, state, and municipal government. The aim is to establish direct links with each of the representatives of the security institutions for greater exchange of information and immediate action, at the same time as making inter-institutional communication more effective.