GENEVA, Switzerland—Member states of the International Organisation for Migration, meeting at its Special Council in Geneva earlier today, unanimously approved IOM’s entry into the United Nations system. A resolution adopted unanimously by the IOM Council approves the IOM-UN relationship agreement paving the way for IOM’s entry into the United Nations system as a related organization. This decision, which was taken unanimously by IOM membership saw and overwhelming majority recognize IOM’s operational efficiency, flexibility and cost effectiveness.
IOM STRENGTHENS CAPACITIES FOR MIGRANT CHILDREN ASSISTANCE IN THE NORTHERN CENTRAL AMERICAN TRIANGLE
Nearly three hundred representatives of civil society and the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras were trained, by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), on issues such as national policy and the international protection framework for migrant children and adolescents.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (SRECI) of Honduras launched a project to improve the care, the identification of cases of rights’ violations, and the promotion of protection services provided by the Honduran consular service to migrants in Mexico.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) led a dialogue to discuss the challenges encountered in the field on the matter of unaccompanied migrant children returned to Guatemala and the efforts of the Jimmy Morales’ administration serve this population guaranteeing their fundamental rights.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) officially handed over medical equipment to the Ministry of Health in order to strengthen the capacity to assist mobile populations, which also contributes so that El Salvador can reach the Sustainable Development Goals.
The event was led by the Minister of Health, Violeta Menjivar, and IOM’s Chief of Mission for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Jorge Peraza Breedy.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Honduras officially launched the campaign I am a woman and to live without violence is my right, which seeks to prevent violence against women and trafficking.
According to the Centre for Women's Rights (CDM) of Honduras, in the first six months of 2015, 189 violent deaths of women were reported, whose perpetrator was male in 95% of cases.
Thousands of migrants returning to the Northern Triangle of Central America will now be assisted in better conditions thanks to the renovation nine migrant care centres, three of which were delivered to the governments of El Salvador and Honduras on February 2016.
These buildings were remodelled or rebuilt by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) through the project Comprehensive Assistance to Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Families Returning to the Northern Triangle of Central America, with funds from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and El Salvador´s National Civil Police (PNC) inaugurated a series of training sessions, to be held throughout 2016, as part of the efforts to strengthen the capacities for assistance, as well as for the promotion of Human Rights of the mobile populations.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) officially handed over equipment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, to strengthen its call centre in order to assist approximately 267,000 people located abroad.
The official event was led by the Deputy Chancellor for Salvadorans Abroad, Liduvina Magarin, and IOM’s Chief of Mission for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Jorge Peraza Breedy.
Representatives of the Governments of the United States and El Salvador certified the progress in the reconstruction and furnishing of the Migrants’ Care Centre (CAM) in San Salvador, implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with funds from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).