IOM AND USAID PROMOTE EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCES ON RETURN MIGRATION


Date Publish: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

IOM and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) inaugurated the Regional Meeting on the Reintegration of Migrants, which sought to promote a technical space for the exchange of experiences on programs and projects related to the return migration and the reincorporation of mobile populations.

During the activity, magisterial conferences, discussion panels and work tables were held to analyze current migration trends, reintegration strategies, challenges related to return migration and recommendations to strengthen laws and public policies, both at the national and regional level. They also served to strengthen existing programs through the exchange of good practices and identify ideas for the generation of new response actions.

The inauguration was headed by Mauricio Ramírez Landaverde, El Salvador’s Minister of Justice and Public Security; Jean Manes, Ambassador of the United States to El Salvador; Bárbara Feinstein, Deputy Assistant Director of the USAID Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Jorge Peraza Breedy, IOM's Chief of Mission for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The presence of the diplomatic corps, representatives of other cooperation agencies and officials from Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Peru were also included.

This initiative contributes to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically to the reduction of inequality, through the facilitation of orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, through the application of policies migratory plans and well managed.

The meeting takes place within the framework of the Return and Reintegration in the Northern Triangle of Central America project, executed by the IOM with funds from USAID. Other activities implemented by the project are the National Survey on the well-being of children and adolescents, and the construction and adaptation of public spaces that facilitate social cohesion, community development and the processes of incorporation of returned migrants into their communities.

For more information, please contact:

IOM El Salvador: José Miguel Gómez - miggomez@iom.int

IOM El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras: Alba Miriam Amaya - aamaya@iom.int

USAID El Salvador: Karen Azucena - kazucena@usaid.gov