28 June, 2021

IOM presents roadmap for improving integration of migrant women in southern Mexico

Specialists in gender and migration at IOM presented a report with 42 recommendations that, if implemented, will allow a more adequate economic, labour and social integration of migrant women in two key migration corridors in the state of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. The experts found that there is currently in the state an incipient feminization of migration and a growing active and independent mobility of women that has been gaining visibility due to multiple causes.

28 May, 2021

Costa Rica Celebrates National and Foreign Workers Month Highlighting Labour Migration Contributions


On May 27, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MTSS) with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), held the first national event to showcase concrete progress and actions aimed at the protection of labour rights with special focus on the migrant population. 

26 May, 2021

IOM Trains Companies in Mexico for Ethical Recruitment under USMCA


The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade (COMCE), developed two webinars to strengthen capacities on ethical recruitment and hiring within the business sector. Developed in April and May, the virtual sessions trained 72 people who hold managerial or human resources positions in Mexican companies. 

25 May, 2021

RCM countries exchange good practices on recruitment and labor protection of migrants

The second part of the technical exchange of practices on fair recruitment and labor protection of migrant workers was held the 24 May 2021, as part of the Regional Conference on Migration. The session was led by the International Labour Organization, jointly moderated with the International Organization of Migration, and gathered the participation of 61 participants from 11 RCM Member Countries’ representatives, private sector and civil society organizations, as well as observer agencies.  

24 May, 2021

More than 100 workers received identification cards in El Salvador

 El Salvador’s General Directorate for Migration (DGME) held the first day of the identification project for seasonal and cross-border workers and border inhabitants in the department of San Miguel, with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This initiative consists of providing cross-border or seasonal workers with identification cards to facilitate their regular, safe and orderly transit across the border between El Salvador and Honduras.

20 May, 2021

IOM Launches Urban Gardens for Social Inclusion in Communities in San José, Costa Rica

With the goal of promoting social inclusion among the migrant and Costa Rican population, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched a project for urban gardens in two localities of the Costa Rican capital: La 25 de Julio in Hatillo and Relleno in Pavas. The activity was conducted jointly with the Municipality of San José.

19 April, 2021

RCM Member Countries initiate activities of the Working Group on Labour Migration with support from IOM and ILO

The Government of Mexico, as Pro-Tempore Chair of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM), with the support from IOM and ILO promoted an exchange to support the design, implementation and follow-up of labour migration mechanisms within the framework of this multilateral forum. The exchange is the first part of the "Conversation for the exchange of good practices in the recruitment and labour protection of migrants".

12 April, 2021

IOM engages with labour sector stakeholders to outline future actions in Guyana

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) participated in a webinar on Labour and Migration in Guyana, hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce Guyana. Participants reviewed actions conducted alongside the Government of Guyana in the area of labour migration in recent times. In the near future, IOM will be releasing two reports that cover labour migration: the Migration Governance Needs Assessment and the Guyana labour study entitled Planning for Prosperity: Labour Migration and Guyana’s Emerging Economy.  

30 March, 2021

700 officials from Mexico's National Employment Service join IOM's training program on labour migration


Through a training program implemented by the International Organization for Migration, more than 700 officials from Mexico's National Employment Service (SNE) updated their knowledge of the country's migratory context and the challenges faced by migrants in joining the labour market.   


12 March, 2021

IOM strengthens digital commerce capacities for the small business sector of Desamparados


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Costa Rica, in coordination with the Municipality of Desamparados and the Institute for Municipal Promotion and Consulting (IFAM), conducted two virtual lectures on Digital Commerce to train entrepreneurs of this canton, and promote their adaptation to the challenges posed by the pandemic.