IOM Releases Guidance for Employers and Businesses on Protection of Migrant Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis

“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. 


IOM Campaigns Help Communities in Mexico and Central America Seek Alternatives to Irregular Migration

San José – C4D is shorthand for ‘communication for development’, a staple of messaging campaigns in the humanitarian realm. The enduring question, for bodies like the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is, do they work? 

A review of four C4D campaigns implemented by the IOM in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador has revealed the effectiveness of promoting safe migration through participative and evidence-based activities.   


Check out 5 findings from IOM and ILO’s study of labor market information systems in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

The study “Labor Market Information Systems (LMIS) in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico: Towards better integration of labor migration” was conducted as part of the cooperation between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) on labor migration.  


Guatemala raises awareness about recruitment scams

“Ask, notice, and check” is the message of Guatemala’s campaign to people interested in migrating, telling them to inform themselves about fraudulent job offers, primarily in Mexico, the United States, and Canada. It was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Guatemala with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in response to the high numbers of reported scams involving jobs abroad.



The IADB and IOM offer specialized virtual courses on migration governance and management

A partnership between the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), within the frameworks of the IABD's Migration Initiative and IOM’s Regional Migration Capacity-Building Program, will enable officials in Latin America and the Caribbean to complete free virtual trainings on topics related to migration governance and management and earn certificates. 


The countries of the Regional Coalition against Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling (CORETT) identified over 1,300 victims of human trafficking in 2018

The plenary meeting of the Regional Coalition against Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling (CORETT) was held November 19-21 in the Dominican Republic, with participation from representatives of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, and the Dominican Republic.  


Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTiP) in Humanitarian Settings

Humanitarian crises may exacerbate pre-existing trafficking trends and give rise to new ones. This course is designed for humanitarian personnel and government actors in a top-down and bottom-up approache to understand human trafficking, identify and assist victims of trafficking, prevent trends from worsening, and integrate CTiP activities before, during, and after an emergency response.