16 February, 2022

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.

10 December, 2021

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).


6 December, 2021

El Salvador launches Labor Market Information System (LMIS) with support from IOM and ILO

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) together with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MTPS) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), presented the Labor Market Information System of El Salvador (SIMEL) on December 1, 2021. This is a virtual tool that allows the production, storage, dissemination and use of information on this market and contributes to the knowledge of labour migration indicators, as well as to the formulation of evidence-based policies and strategies.

30 November, 2021

Key government officials from five countries participated in a regional exchange on the implementation of bilateral labour migration programs

Over 35 government officials from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, representing the ministries of foreign affairs, labour, health, agriculture and migration institutes, successfully concluded a four-day experience exchange on labour migration programs.

9 November, 2021

RCM analyzes the work of employment counselors in the integration of migrants

On October 29, more than 50 people from the member countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) concluded a training and awareness-raising process for employment counselors. The course sought to provide context on labour migration in the region, inform about the profiles of migrants and improve practices for their inclusion in the labour market.

14 October, 2021

IOM presents key findings to improve recruitment in the Belizean citrus industry


On September 16th, the International Organization for Migration discussed key findings on ethical recruitment, based on the new Study entitled: Mapping the current needs of the Citrus Industry regarding Labour Migration and Ethical Recruitment Practices in Belize.   The Labour Force Survey 2020 indicates that migrants make up 18.7 percent of the Belizean labour force, but over 70 percent of the workers in the citrus industry.

14 October, 2021

Guatemala prepares to improve its labour market information, with support from IOM

Guatemala held a virtual meeting with public officials and specialists in the field from Mexico and El Salvador. Participants had the opportunity to discuss best practices and analyze areas for improvement in their data record-keeping. Among the speakers were representatives from the Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF), the Migration Policy, Registration and Identity Unit of the Mexican Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of El Salvador.

14 September, 2021

IOM and ILO lead global conversation on labour migration in the age of digitalization

The International Forum on Digitalization, Migration and Development promoted by IOM and ILO, analyzed how migrant workers are involved in socio-labour dynamics that do not escape the new trends that the future of work presents, and digitalization could contribute to safe, orderly and regular labour migration under decent work conditions.These tools include the creation of innovative digital platforms of public institutions; new systems to process work permits quickly and expeditiously by virtual means, with a focus on the protection of public health; to the adoption of laws that encourage the mobility of "digital nomads", willing to telework from anywhere in the world.

5 August, 2021

Latin American Local Governments Join IOM in Search of Better Local Governance of Migration

More than 100 people from 24 countries met on August 4 in the "Seminar on International Migration and Local Development: Challenges and Benefits of Good Migration Governance at the Local Level". The activity presented the methodology and experiences around the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI), a comprehensive IOM tool that was created to support countries in the implementation of target 10.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

2 August, 2021

Mexico Concludes Specialized Course on Labour Mobility Programs


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.