IOM DONATES PUBLICATIONS TO GUATEMALAN NATIONAL LIBRARY


Date Publish: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

IOM donated a compilation of its most recent publications to the Guatemalan National Library Luis Cardoza y Aragón, of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, to contribute to the accessibility of updated data and information to the public.

To achieve orderly, safe and humane migration, it is essential to have migration information from all perspectives. Thus, IOM handed over a series of reports – as well as comics with information aimed at students of pre-school, primary and secondary levels – on migrant’s rights.

The documents address issues such as: remittances; food insecurity and migration; the implications of violence against women in the migration experience; human mobility; and child labour and migration, among others.

The official ceremony was led by the National Library’s Chief, Ilonka Matute; National Coordinator for IOM’s Mesoamerica Program, Honeyda Morales; and IOM’s Senior Operations Assistant for the Return and Reintegration Project, Sebastian Berkovich.

This contribution to the National Library not only supports the human right to information and education, but also helps toward the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 17 which calls for increasing the availability of timely, reliable and quality data disaggregated by income, sex, age, race, ethnic origin, immigration status, among others.

For more information, contact IOM Guatemala: Melissa Vega, Email: mevega@iom.int or Alba Miriam Amaya, Email: aamaya@iom.int. For inquiries on the National Library, Email:  secretariabng@mcd.gob.gt, Tel: 2232-2443 / 2253-9071.