16 February, 2021

Ministry of Labour and Social Security and IOM promote ethical recruitment principles in Honduras


In order to guarantee the rights of migrant and national workers, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) seek to position "Ethical Recruitment for Employment" in Honduras, as a strategic element in the processes of pre-selection and selection of human resources with the active participation of the actors involved.



15 February, 2021

Guyana government and IOM reach agreement for future labour migration collaboration


The Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Labour, has committed to entering a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to formalise cooperation and future joint activities.  


16 December, 2020

IOM supports protocols to allow seasonal migrants to work in Costa Rica, despite the pandemic


Migrant workers are entering from Nicaragua to participate in the coffee harvest in the area of Los Santos, Costa Rica, thanks to a Binational Agreement between Costa Rica and Nicaragua that went into effect on November 2, 2020. IOM is supporting, under a comprehensive health protocol, the implementation of sanitary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while facilitating regular and orderly migration.


16 December, 2020

Costa Rica: IOM presents labor market research study for the border canton of Upala

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Costa Rica conducted a labor survey in the canton of Upala, located on the border with Nicaragua. The process had the support of the municipality of the canton and sought to generate inputs that would enable a connection between employers and people seeking work in the area.


12 November, 2020

Panama: IOM collaborates with Morgan & Morgan to strengthen access to legal tools for migrants

On October 27, IOM launched a new initiative to strengthen social inclusion and access to legal channels for migrants residing in Panama. In cooperation with the country office of the international law firm Morgan & Morgan, IOM is developing a series of webinars to share information on how to access social services and provide legal guidance to migrants in Panama.

14 September, 2020

IOM concludes capacity-building workshop to aid in the integration of Venezuelan migrants into Caribbean labour markets

September 14, Georgetown - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) completed its training workshop on the Integration of Venezuelan Migrants into Caribbean Labour Markets. The trainings were held online and in collaboration with the Response for Venezuelans (R4V) Program, and with participation from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

8 September, 2020

Public and private sectors exchanged perspectives on labor migration and economic recovery

On September 2, the cycle of videoconferences "Labor migration in the face of the challenge of economic recovery: contributions from the public sector and businesses" concluded, bringing together the public and private sectors of the countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) to discuss future prospects. The activity was organized by the RCM and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) with the support of the United Nations (IOM, UNDP and ILO).


8 September, 2020

IOM launches new campaign on the integration of migrant workers with the Secretariat of Labor in Mexico

 "Employers of the World: Leaders of the Future" is the name of a new campaign in Mexico, which seeks to engage employers in long-term, sustainable initiatives to revitalize local economies and integrate migrants into the Mexican labor market.   

6 August, 2020

IOM seeks to characterize diaspora organizations in Mexico and Central America

The International Organization for Migration has initiated an ambitious study that seeks to characterize diaspora organizations in Mexico and Central America. Diasporas are defined as groups of migrants or migrant descendants who, through their identity and sense of belonging to their country of origin, create common experiences in the country of destination.1  

13 July, 2020

IOM supports Mexico in the economic recovery of migrant workers

The working population in Mexico has been strongly affected by the economic situation generated by COVID-19. The Mexican Social Security Institute reported that, by the end of May, 838.272 jobs had disappeared, 340.000 of them in just one month. Migrant workers have not been exemptedand the situation has been particularly hard on those working in commerce and domestic work, two sectors heavily affected by the physical distancing measures.