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IOM AND THREE HONDURAN MUNICIPALITIES JOIN IN FAVOUR OF RETURNED MIGRANT CHILDREN

In order to contribute to the application of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, IOM and the Association of Municipalities of Honduras (AMHON) signed today a letter of understanding to strengthen the capacities of local actors in the care and reintegration of migrant children and adolescents that have been returned to the municipalities of Catacamas, El Progreso and San Pedro Sula.

The cooperation agreement was signed by the Executive Chairman of the AMHON, Nery Cerrato, and IOM’s Chief of Mission to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Jorge Peraza Breedy.

IOM DONATES EQUIPMENT TO HONDURAS TO OPTIMIZE MIGRATION MANAGEMENT

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) continued betting on the institutional strengthening for migration management in Honduras with the donation of technological equipment that will contribute to make migration more orderly and safe.

IOM PROMOTES DIALOGUE ON MIGRATION CO-RESPONSIBILITY IN HONDURAS

IOM opened the debate on shared responsibility in migration management during the Symposium on Migration, Return and Reintegration Co-Responsibility, held today in Tegucigalpa, with the aim to promote initiatives focused on preventing irregular migration, and the migrants’ rights and inclusion in their communities of origin.

The event sought the commitment of States to effectively promote the wellbeing and rights of mobile populations. This meeting had the collaboration of the Mexican Embassy, and the Honduran Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (SRECI).

IOM AND SALVADORAN LGBTI COMMUNITY DISCUSS PROTECTION STRATEGIES

IOM held in San Salvador a workshop on the risks that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people (LGBTI) face when migrating irregularly, with special emphasis on the vulnerability to human trafficking that this population has. In the workshop, the main strategies for protection and assistance to the migrant LGBTI population were analysed.

MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND GUATEMALAN FAMILIES PARTICIPATE IN IOM’S SURVEY

More than three thousand families, from 170 Guatemalan municipalities, will be interviewed through the National Survey on Migration and Remittances 2016, executed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in order to get the profile of the migrants abroad; the characteristics of the returned population; the volume, destiny and major investments made with remittances, among others.

IOM contributes to dialogue on migrant populations in El Salvador

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) participated today in the National Forum on Migration and Peace, organized by the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN). This meeting served as a platform for discussion, from a Human Rights focus, on the need to provide comprehensive responses to the causes that enhance irregular migration and internal displacement, to provide an analysis of the existing protection mechanisms and approach to different needs of the vulnerable mobile populations.

IOM RECEIVES RECOGNITION FOR MIGRANT SUPPORT IN HONDURAS

The Scalabrinian Sisters Association gave special recognition this week to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the "permanent and unconditional support for the migrant population", in the framework of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the association in Honduras.

IOM STRENGTHENS MIGRATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION IN THE CENTRAL AMERICAN NORTHERN TRIANGLE

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) presented the project Northern Triangle Migration Management Information Initiative (NTMI), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project aims to strengthen the capacities of governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to collect, analyse and share information on human mobility in order to support humanitarian action and protection of vulnerable populations in the three countries.

IOM MEMBER STATES ENDORSE MOVE TO JOIN UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM

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.