Costa Rica


Introduction to the International Recruitment Integrity System

This course provides participants with an overview of the International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS).  This includes information on what ethical recruitment looks like in practice and what labour recruiters need to demonstrate in their management systems to be IRIS certified. While this course has been designed primarily for labour recruiters, it is relevant for anyone seeking more information on IRIS. 


Regional Migration Program: Mesoamerica - The Caribbean begins its tenth phase


San José, Costa Rica. The Regional Migration Program: Mesoamerica-The Caribbean held its annual regional planning meeting on October 21-25. Participants in the meeting included the Program's regional and national teams, Chiefs of Mission of IOM, Donor Representatives, and representatives of the Governments of the countries that make up the Program: Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and other Caribbean states.


IOM and its partners support efforts for improving labor migration management in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean

During the month of September, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its partners in different countries of the region met with various actors with the goal of discussing labor migration management for the benefit of all sectors.

In conjunction with the Central American Federation of Agricultural and Agro-industrial Chambers (FECAGRO), IOM has begun developing a proposal to create a regional coordination mechanism for labor migration management in the agricultural sector in Central America and the Dominican Republic.


The Government of Costa Rica improves migration management with support from IOM

San José. The First Migration Symposium 2019 was held in Costa Rica September 17-18, an opportunity to contextualize the current migration situation in the country and discuss best practices regarding the approach to mixed migration flows and support to migrants in conditions of vulnerability. The event was organized by the General Directorate of Migration and Foreign Affairs, with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).


IOM study analyzes Nicaraguan mixed migration flows in Costa Rica

A study conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) between January and June 2019 assessed the living conditions of Nicaraguan migrants who have entered Costa Rica or applied for asylum since April 2018 and identified their primary needs.

The study was a response to the urgent needs of governmental institutions for detailed information about Nicaraguans who arrived in Costa Rica during this period.


Ministry of Public Education of Costa Rica presents Protocol for the restoration of the educational rights of victims of human trafficking


As of Thursday August 29, educational centers in Costa Rica have an “Action protocol for the restoration of rights and access to the Costa Rican education system for victims and survivors of the crime of human trafficking and their dependents.”


Central America bolsters protocols for assistance to migrants in crisis situations


Guatemala City. Within the framework of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) and to follow up on the Central American Policy for Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management (PCGIR), representatives from the conference and international organizations participated in a regional workshop titled “The key role of coordination and information management in disaster situations”.


IOM and ILO hold workshop on fair and ethical hiring of migrant workers

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) are leading the regional workshop “Governance of Labor Migration: Fair Hiring and Prevention of Fraudulent Practices”. The event, which was inaugurated today in Guatemala City and will end on Thursday, September 5, takes place within the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM).


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