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.
Global Compact for Migration
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.
The Government of Honduras, by way of the Secretariat for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (SRECI), and being aware of the importance of formulating a national position to contribute to the Preparatory Phase leading to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM), requested cooperation from the IOM to facilitate a training activity for an inter-institutional commission, in order to prepare a national consultation process to formulate said national position. This report presents the results obtained throughout the process.
The Government of Guatemala, being aware of the importance of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration (GCM) for the country, decided to carry out an inter-institutional process to formulate a national position to contribute to the first phase of the preparatory process leading up to the Compact. This document presents the results obtained from the thematic discussions.
This Forum was organized to follow up on the Irregular migration flows to/within the Americas from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean: Regional Report issued by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, within the framework of the Organization’s Permanent Council. Said Report was requested by the Government of Costa Rica in May 2016 in view of the migratory crisis faced by the country in 2015-2016.
The Latin American and Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting of International Migration Experts on the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration took place on 30 and 31 August 2017 at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago.1 It was jointly organized by ECLAC with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, as part of the regional consultations on the global compact.
Result of the national consultation process of El Salvador for establishing a position regarding the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration. The Government of El Salvador, by way of the Vice- Ministry for Salvadorans Abroad, requested cooperation from the IOM for implementing a national consultation process in order to formulate a national position of an inter-institutional nature to contribute to Phase I of the preparatory process for the Global Compact.
Within the framework of the XXXIII General Assembly of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (PARLATINO), held on 09-10 June 2017, more than 200 legislators from throughout Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the High-Level Parliamentary Dialogue on Migration in Latin America and the Caribbean.