Civil organizations from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Panama sign declaration to promote ethical recruitment of migrant workers
June 2nd – SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA. Civil society organizations from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panama and the United States that provide human rights assistance and support to migrant workers signed a document consisting of 15 agreements to promote the principles of ethical recruitment. This declaration affirms their commitment to the migrant worker population and their rights in countries of origin, transit and destination.
IOM strengthens capacities of governments in the region to manage crises and disasters caused by climate change
San Jose - May 18, 2023. IOM, in partnership with the Coordination Center for Disaster Prevention in Central America and the Dominican Republic (CEPREDENAC), developed the first generation of the course "Comprehensive Approach to Migration in Crisis Situations and Migration due to Climate Change". The course was attended by 22 people involved in risk management and climate change at governmental level in Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic, as well as officials from the Central American Integration System (SICA).
ILO-IOM assessment of construction capacities in Guyana to support in booming infrastructure sector
The International Labour Oganization officially presented to the Ministry of Labour and Government of Guyana the report entitled Prospective occupation and skills needs in the Guyanese construction industry, 2022-2026. The report on the construction sector was supported by the International Organization for Migration’ Western Hemisphere Program, through funding from the United States Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.
IOM Guyana successfully implements workshop on ethical recruitment practices with government and private sector
Georgetown, 8 September 2022 - The International Organization for Migration, in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, yesterday completed the Introduction to Ethical Recruitment and the IRIS Standards workshops at the Guyana Marriot Hotel.
IOM and the RCM aim to make to make the economic, social and cultural contributions of the diasporas of the region more visible
Due to the fundamental role diasporas play in migration, the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) held the Forum for the promotion, development, linkage and capitalization of the contributions of diasporas. Representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Member States, as well as representatives of organizations responsible for the identification, linkage or integration of the diaspora participated in the event, which was also attended by representatives of the Salvadoran diaspora.
Migration Regularization: 4 prevailing challenges in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean
An IOM study found 57 active regularization initiatives in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic. Of these, 24 had been created explicitly for people in irregular status, while the rest benefited them tangentially by allowing them to present their documentation. Despite these advances, the study identified four major challenges that must be addressed in the coming years to ensure better migration management in the region.
Campaign launched in Mexico to strengthen labor rights and regularization of Guatemalan migrants
Government institutions in Mexico and Guatemala presented a campaign conducted in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to boost the use of the Border Worker Visitor Card (TVTF), which has served to regularize more than 50,000 Guatemalans in southern Mexico since 2016, but whose use has declined during the COVID-19 pandemic years.
Tamaulipas adopts course of action to improve on migration governance
In order to improve the attention to migrants in Tamaulipas, the state government, through the Tamaulipas Institute for Migrants (ITM), voluntarily joined the implementation of the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI), a methodology developed by IOM, which has served as the basis for the report.
Campaign launched to strengthen labour rights of migrant border workers
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Guatemala, the National Institute of Migration (INM) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Mexico, together with the International Organization for Migration, are launching the campaign "For the labour rights of Guatemalan migrant border workers", to inform and raise awareness among the Guatemalan population about the importance of working regularly in Mexico and to promote the use of the Border Worker Visitor Card (TVTF).