The Director General of the UN Migration Agency (IOM), Ambassador William Lacy Swing, made an official visit to the Centre for the Assistance to Migrant Children and Families Bethlehem, to assess the progress made in the strengthening of the capacities to assist the most vulnerable Honduran population.
IOM trained representatives of the Honduran Consular Network in Mexico about the mechanisms to identify and assist mobile populations in vulnerable situations.
The workshop, named The role of Honduran consulates in protecting migrants in Mexico, had the aim of optimizing services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (SRECI), offers to Hondurans who live or pass through to the country, particularly those who are at major risk of having their rights violated.
IOM participated, for the second year in a row, as judge at the X Debate Tournament and the II Inter-Scholar Oratory Tournament, organized by Glasswing International, dedicated to migration, to raise awareness of the risks of irregular migration and simultaneously to support the fulfillment of the right of participation of adolescents in El Salvador and Honduras.
The UN Agency for Migration (IOM), together with the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, launched the campaign Mi Comunidad en Movimiento with the aim of contributing to overcome the stigma associated with migrants, with special attention to vulnerable groups such as women; children and adolescents, indigenous people and communities sex-gender diverse.
IOM, in coordination with the Municipality of San Pedro Sula, installed two service windows to assist the needs of mobile populations and promote a safe and orderly migration.
The opening ceremony was presided by the Deputy Mayor of San Pedro Sula, Lilia Umaña, and IOM's Chief of Mission for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Jorge Peraza Breedy.
IOM joined the 2016 Migrant Week Festival to raise awareness on the risks of irregular migration and the rights of mobile populations in Honduras.
The UN Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, which took place on Monday (19/09) in New York, created a singular opportunity for the global community to forge a greater consensus on managing the world’s movements of migrants and refugees. This mega-trend of the 21st Century now represents unprecedented human mobility, with one of every seven people worldwide living or working somewhere other than their place of birth.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) joined the activities of Migrants’ Week, led by the Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador (UTEC), to address the challenges of Salvadoran society in the new migration scenarios.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) promoted the rights of migrant children and adolescents, while warning of the risks of irregular migration with the InformArte en Movimiento campaign, at JUVENTOUR 2016.
Fulfilling its mandate to provide assistance to the most vulnerable populations, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) presented a donation to the Casa del Migrante de Ocotepeque, the only shelter that supports hundreds of migrants in transit from countries such as Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and to a lesser case, extra-regional migrants.