13 July, 2020

The National Department of Employment in El Salvador receives training on ethical recruitment of migrants

On June 25 and 30, 2020, virtual workshops were held with 27 people who work in the regional offices of the National Department of Employment of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of El Salvador. The objective was to discuss the general aspects of the International Integrity System for Recruitment (IRIS) and motivate participants to use them in their work.   


9 July, 2020

IOM successfully concludes regional diploma course on labour migration

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Independent Monitoring Group of El Salvador (GMIES) held the closing ceremony of the Diploma on Labor Migration on June 30, with technical assistance from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Specialized Institute of Higher Education for Diplomatic Training (IEESFORD).   


1 July, 2020

IOM produces Creole-language posters for the prevention of COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic's private sector

Santo Domingo - Given the characteristics of the construction sector in the Dominican Republic, which has approximately 95,000 Haitian migrant workers, the International Organization for Migration has formed a strategic alliance with ACOPROVI (the Association of Construction and Housing Developers) to work together to improve the conditions of migrant workers.


26 June, 2020

IOM promotes improvements to the work permit system for foreigners in Costa Rica

The International Organization for Migration in Costa Rica (IOM), in conjunction with the International Labor Organization (ILO), has been supporting the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) and the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners (DGME) since 2019 in strengthening Costa Rica's labour migration system. As part of this partnership, on Tuesday, June 23, IOM made a significant donation to the MTSS Labor Migration Department.


27 May, 2020

IOM launches survey to understand how the pandemic has affected migrants in the Latin American region

Due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), approximately 92% of countries in the Americas have closed their borders as part of precautionary measures since April 6, 2020. 


18 May, 2020

Government and private sector to be trained to include migrants in post COVID-19 economic recovery

Mexicali, Baja California – Aiming to underline the importance of migration in any development process, and even in the economic recovery after COVID-19, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Mexico and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have joined the State Comission of Human Rights of Baja California (CEDHBC) to present an online training plan for government officials and the private sector. This will promote the social and economic inclusion of people in human mobility contexts in the country.

21 April, 2020

IOM Releases Guidance for Employers and Businesses on Protection of Migrant Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis

“Many of these employers provide essential care, services and goods and, in doing so, rely heavily on their migrant workforce," Vitorino said Tuesday on the release of a set of recommendations to enhance business’ response to the pandemic. 

13 January, 2020

Labor migration management efforts in the region redoubled with new IOM-ILO agreement

On December 11, 2019 Marcelo Pisani, the director of IOM for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, and Carmen Muñoz, the director of ILO Office for Central America, Haiti, Panama and the Dominican Republic, signed a collaboration agreement between their two United Nations agencies in order to continue with a wide range of joint actions on labor migration. 

13 January, 2020

Check out 5 findings from IOM and ILO’s study of labor market information systems in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

The study “Labor Market Information Systems (LMIS) in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico: Towards better integration of labor migration” was conducted as part of the cooperation between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) on labor migration.  

11 December, 2019

Guatemala raises awareness about recruitment scams

“Ask, notice, and check” is the message of Guatemala’s campaign to people interested in migrating, telling them to inform themselves about fraudulent job offers, primarily in Mexico, the United States, and Canada. It was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Guatemala with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in response to the high numbers of reported scams involving jobs abroad.