The UN Agency for Migration (IOM) launched the First Global Film Festival on Migration to which the missions of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras joined in order to celebrate the diversity and remarkable contributions that mobile populations provide to both their communities of origin and to the countries where they now live.
In order to make the situation of vulnerability in thousands of migrant women from Central America visible, the UN Agency for Migration (IOM) presented in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras the report Risk factors and care needs for migrant women in Central America.
The UN Agency for Migration (IOM) accompanied Salvadoran youth to celebrate the rights of mobile populations, while promoting the inclusion of returnees with educational dynamics and the hashtag #YoNoDiscrimino, in the Generation Now Festival (GenNow Fest) 2016.
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.