Publications

Migration in Jamaica: A Country Profile 2018
Migration in Jamaica: A Country Profile 2018

The recent Migration Profile for Jamaica shows that emigration continues to be greatly in excess of immigration. The overall trend of decreasing numbers of permanent emigrants to the three traditional and still major destinations –United States, United Kingdom and Canada – continued but numbers trended downwards from around 29,000 in 2006 to less than 23,000 in 2015.

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Central and North America: Migration and displacement in the context of disasters and environmental change
Central and North America: Migration and displacement in the context of disasters and environmental change

This paper aims to brief policymakers on the nexus of migration, displacement, disasters and environmental change in Central and North America, as well as on normative and policy responses, specifically focusing on cross-border movements within the region.

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Investigating Human Trafficking Cases Using a Victim-centred Approach: A Trainer’s Manual on Combating Trafficking in Persons for Capacity-building of Law Enforcement Officers in Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago
Investigating Human Trafficking Cases Using a Victim-centred Approach: A Trainer’s Manual on Combating Trafficking in Persons for Capacity-building of Law Enforcement Officers in Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago

The Trainer’s Manual provides a practical and comprehensive methodology for trainers and migration experts to impart to law enforcement officers knowledge of fighting human trafficking that is specific to the contexts of Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, yet expansive enough for application to the entire Caribbean. 

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Paths of light and shadow
Paths of light and shadow

The IOM’s Regional Programme to Strengthen Capacities to Protect and Assist Vulnerable Migrants in Mesoamerica has undertaken a series of efforts to improve assistance to and protection of the rights of minors and women migrating in vulnerable conditions, victims of trafficking and sexual violence, refugees and asylum-seekers, extra continental migrants, and indigenous and LGBTI migrant populations, among others. Collecting the stories of migrant youth throughout the region is part of IOM’s mission to increase the visibility of this human calamity and to sensitize and invite reflection on the harsh reality facing these populations.

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Migration Governance in the Caribbean
Migration Governance in the Caribbean - Report on the Island States of the Commonweath Caribbean

The purpose of this report is to offer a comprehensive view of the current state of migration governance in the ten independent Commonwealth Caribbean states and identify gaps and needs for future development. This report is not intended to provide an exhaustive background of migration in the Caribbean, but rather is meant to be used as an informative tool for the governments of the countries of the study, IOM, and other international stakeholders. 

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Migration and the 2030 Agenda - A Guide for Practitioners

IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As an international organization, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration; advance understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration; and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants. 

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World Migration Report 2018

Since 2000, IOM has been producing world migration reports. This World Migration Report 2018, the ninth in the world migration report series, has been produced to contribute to increased understanding of migration throughout the world. It presents key data and information on migration as well as thematic chapters on highly topical migration issues, and is structured to focus on two key contributions for readers: Part I: key information on migration and migrants (including migration-related statistics); and Part II: balanced, evidence-based analysis of complex and emerging migration issues.

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Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora

In keeping with its mandate, the Internati onal Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) conducted a mapping survey among a sample of Jamaicans living outside of the country. The principal aim of the survey was to determine the location, interest and skills of those who comprise the diaspora.

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Report on results: Sub-regional Caribbean Consultations toward a Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration
Report on results: Sub-regional Caribbean Consultations toward a Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration

Migration in the Caribbean is a growing challenge. The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) for a safe, orderly and regular migration presents an opportunity for the Caribbean region to include its significant, and particular, perspective, and experiences into the consultation process. The Sub-Regional Caribbean Consultation was convened in Trinidad and Tobago over the period November 27 - 28, 2017, and organized and facilitated by the International Organization for Migration with financing from the European Union. This document presents the results obtained from the thematic discussions.

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Outlook on international migration in the Caribbean (executive summary)
Outlook on international migration in the Caribbean (executive summary)

This document summarizes one of the inputs that the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) delivers as a contribution to the Global Compact for Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration (GCM), to be agreed upon in 2018, as provided by the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, approved by the United Nations General Assembly in September, 2016. It is part of the task entrusted to ECLAC to generate information and updated knowledge on migration processes in the three sub-regions of Latin America and the Caribbean: Mexico and Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

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