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IOM projects in Central America, North America and the Caribbean often include robust documents on the work developed in its final phase. The Virtual Library gathers all the publications of the region, including research, manuals and guides, migratory profiles, migration governance profiles, guidelines, memories, among others. This way, resources are centralized to better understand the migratory phenomenon in this part of the continent.

 

Glossary on Migration

Glossary on Migration

Similarly to previous ones, this edition of the IOM Glossary on Migration is an accessible collection of definitions of migrationrelated terminology. It is designed for a broad range of persons engaging with migration at the international level. It also provides some insights on regional and national practices.


Date of publish:2019
Language:English
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Memoria del I Congreso sobre Mujeres en Contextos Migratorios

Event Memory on the First Congress on Women in Migratory Contexts

The Regional Conference on Migration (CRM), as a regional consultation process committed to the Human Rights of migrants, has promoted various initiatives throughout its 23 years of existence. “Migrant women” is a current theme with a very significant impact on regional migration dynamics, and requires strengthening from the regional and internal levels of the Member Countries of this conference.

The States that make up this conference have identified that the role of women in migratory dynamics is increasingly relevant and has taken different facets when migrating, since they not only undertake the journey alone, but also accompanied by their children and daughters; or, they are established at the destination and subsequently make every effort to achieve family reunification.


Date of publish:2019
Language:Spanish
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Lineamientos para la atención y protección de mujeres en contexto de migración

Guidelines for the care and protection of women in the context of migration

 

This document responds to the commitment of the eleven Member Countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (CRM) to promote, protect and guarantee the rights of migrant women in the region, in accordance with their international commitments. The countries of origin, transit, destination and return of the CRM join their efforts for migrant women through this document, which will serve as a reference for the development, design and implementation of actions at the national level in each of the eleven countries.


Date of publish:2019
Language:Spanish
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Protocolo de identificación, asistencia y reintegración de sobrevivientes de trata de personas

Protocol for identification, assistance and reintegration of survivors of trafficking in persons

The purpose of this Protocol is to establish a reference mechanism to safely and coordinately address assistance to survivors of internal and international trafficking, optimizing resources and efforts. In that sense, it aims to increase institutional capacities to achieve the successful socio-economic reintegration of trafficking survivors, strengthening coordination and communication mechanisms that facilitate documentation, monitoring and evaluation of cases.


Date of publish:2019
Language:Spanish
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The Migrant Population in Risk Reduction and Emergency Assistance in Central America

The Migrant Population in Risk Reduction and Emergency Assistance in Central America

This study analyzes the disaster risk reduction instruments of the Central American countries classified in: laws, regulations and decrees (of a binding nature), policies and plans (of a programmatic and strategic nature); and finally manuals, guides and protocols (of an operational nature), based on the information available and made public, in order to determine the extent to which the migrant population is being included in these national agendas.


Date of publish:2019
Language:Spanish
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Regional Framework Law on Migration with a Human Rights Approach

Regional Framework Law on Migration with a Human Rights Approach

The purpose of the "Regional Framework Law" is to create a legal and guiding framework that contributes to a safe, orderly and regular migration, based on respect, guaranteeing the human rights of migrants in all phases of the migration process, giving special attention to populations in vulnerable conditions in the Central America region, the Caribbean Basin and Mexico.


Date of publish:2019
Language:Spanish
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Human mobility in the climate agenda of the Americas: Needs and Opportunities

Human mobility in the climate agenda of the Americas: Needs and Opportunities

(Available only in Spanish) This publication seeks to determine the state of integration of references to mobility in climate frameworks, and identifies a series of opportunities to make concrete progress in this area.


Date of publish:2019
Language:Spanish
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The Tale of the Lion and the Coyote

The Tale of the Lion and the Coyote

Illustrated children's book that recounts the migratory journey of the raggae band Talawa.


Date of publish:2019
Language:English, Spanish
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Emergency Shelter Management Manual for Shelter Managers and Coordinators in the Commonwealth of Dominica

Emergency Shelter Management Manual for Shelter Managers and Coordinators in the Commonwealth of Dominica

The Emergency Shelter Management Manual for Shelter Managers and Coordinators in the Commonwealth of Dominica aims to:

- Promote an understanding of effective Emergency Shelter Management

- Provide clarity on structure, referrals, roles, and responsibilities

- Give guidance on best practice approaches and actions

- Provide practical tools and protocols to effectively plan, implement and monitor Emergency Shelters

The ultimate goal is that all actors involved in Emergency Shelter Management in Dominica are well equipped with the indispensable knowledge, skills and resources to manage emergency shelters successfully.


Date of publish:2019
Language:English
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DOWNLOAD Characteristics of the process for gathering and using administrative records on migration in Central Am...

Characteristics of the process for gathering and using administrative records on migration in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean

Evidence-based migration policies are a fundamental component of good migration governance. However, several recent studies and assessments review the multiple challenges to ensure the availability of up-to-date data and information and to understand the reality of migrations in the region.
Responding to this need, the International Organization for Migration developed the project under which this study is framed, which is financed through the IOM Development Fund. This project precisely seeks to promote collaboration among countries and contribute to the strengthening of their institutional capacities. The product of this collaboration will be the
creation of a Regional System of migratory statistics that provides the necessary information for the elaboration of national policies based on evidence.


Date of publish:2019
Language:English
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Counter-Smuggling Work Plan

Counter-Smuggling Work Plan

The main objective of the Counter-Smuggling Work Plan of the Liaison Officer Network to Combat Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons from the Regional Conference on Migration is to guide and enhance regional cooperation to prevent and combat migrant smuggling, while protecting rights of smuggled migrants, in particular those victims of related crimes and in vulnerable situations.


Date of publish:2018
Language:English
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Strategy for the better preparation of migrant returnees in the United States to the State of Puebla

Strategy for the better preparation of migrant returnees in the United States to the State of Puebla

(Only available in SPANISH) This Strategy, developed by IOM Mexico in coordination with the government of the state of Puebla through the IPAM and its representative offices in the United States, is a tool that promotes access to information for migrants living in the United States. This information seeks to promote that those people who are able to regularize or naturalize do so and contribute to those people who are at risk, have the need and/or interest to return to the state of Puebla after their stay in the neighboring country of North are better prepared to return and face their reintegration process.


Date of publish:2018
Language:Spanish
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Diáspora Dominicana inclusión productiva e inversión en el desarrollo nacional

Dominican diaspora productive inclusion and investment in national development

The economic threads of Dominican society transcend its borders and are linked to a dynamic diaspora, with human capital that contributes partially to national development. These threads can be strengthened and guide the true potential of the diaspora towards economic inclusion as a pillar of the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the country's current development model. The Dominican Republic faces the challenge that its economic and social growth model be sustainable.


Date of publish:2018
Language:Spanish
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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.


Date of publish:2018
Language:English
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Guide for the repatriation of Costa Ricans abroad

Guide for the repatriation of Costa Ricans abroad

(Only available in SPANISH) The preparation of this guide has been motivated by the interest of the Directorate of Integration and Human Development (DIDH) of the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners (DGME) of Costa Rica to have an agile instrument to guide the consular staff of the country, in the reference, assistance and repatriation of Costa Rican people who are in other countries of the world and who require support for their return to the country.

 


Date of publish:2018
Language:Spanish
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