The new Training Programe on Migration Policies, facilitated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), seeks to strengthen the capacities of public officials of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) in the design, implementation and evaluation of public policies on migration . The Program consists of an IOM online course, Migration Trends in Latin America, a panel with international experts and three virtual sessions for technical exchange on migration policies.
The International Organization for Migration in Costa Rica (IOM), in conjunction with the International Labor Organization (ILO), has been supporting the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) and the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners (DGME) since 2019 in strengthening Costa Rica's labour migration system. As part of this partnership, on Tuesday, June 23, IOM made a significant donation to the MTSS Labor Migration Department.
Ante los retos planteados por la pandemia del COVID-19, la OIM desarrolló una serie de entrenamientos al personal de las ventanillas informativas sobre migración para adaptar sus servicios de atención a personas migrantes a la virtualidad. Lo anterior, en base a una breve guía práctica publicada para estos efectos por la OIM, que viene a complementar el manual ya existente sobre las ventanillas.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Independent Monitoring Group of El Salvador (GMIES) held the closing ceremony of the Diploma on Labor Migration on June 30, with technical assistance from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Specialized Institute of Higher Education for Diplomatic Training (IEESFORD).
Due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), approximately 92% of countries in the Americas have closed their borders as part of precautionary measures since April 6, 2020.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Costa Rica is working alongside the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), the General Directorate of Migration and Aliens (DGME) and its Management Unit forTrafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, to prevent sexual cyber-crime in the wake of the COVID-19. In contexts of crisis, risk and exposure to trafficking in persons are heightened, and in this case social media can be promoted as a means of recruitment for this and other crimes.
Aiming to strengthen the local government’s capacities and in response to official protocols established in response to COVID-19, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Costa Rica delivered this morning a donation to the General Directorate of Migration and Aliens (DGME). Said donation provided technical equipment to face the global pandemic, promoting adequate attention to national and foreign users of the services provided by the DGME.
“Many of these employers provide essential care, services and goods and, in doing so, rely heavily on their migrant workforce," Vitorino said Tuesday on the release of a set of recommendations to enhance business’ response to the pandemic.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) trained twenty tourism staff to detect and report cases of human trafficking. This was the first event of the operative training program developed by IOM and ICT to improve human trafficking detection skills. Tourism staff who work in key areas such as cleaning, security, reception, and food service participated.
On January 29th and 30th, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with support from the General Directorate of Migration and Aliens, the Ministry of Public Education and the Ministry of Work and Social Security, conducted a training for municipal staff and social attorneys of the local bar association. The participants will be providing counsel along with the Foundation for Peace and Democracy (FUMPADEM), for the strenghtening of capacities of the Municipal Migrant Centers (MMC) and the Centers for Migration Reference and Social Defense (CREDES).