“The regional strategy is a living tool for IOM in the region to leverage migration for sustainable development, protect and assist migrants, and ensure no one is left behind.” Michele Klein Solomon, Regional Director
IOM is the leading international organization in the field of human mobility, supporting countries, communities and migrants by providing effective, coordinated operational responses and policy advice to complex and shifting dynamics of migration in Central America, North America and the Caribbean.
The work of IOM can be viewed through three lenses – resilience, mobility and governance – which set out a series of strategic priorities based on an assessment of what to expect until 2024 in terms of migration dynamics and migrant needs in a complex political, social and economic context.
IOM aligns its work with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the context of a reformed United Nations system. The commitment to leave no one behind can only be achieved with the full consideration of migrants and their families and communities. IOM will promote gender-sensitive approaches, whether through its general programming or its gender-specific programming.
As the Coordinator and Secretariat of the United Nations Network on Migration IOM assists countries wishing to implement the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
In a regional context of enormous socioeconomic disparities, poverty, violence, insecurity, and environmental and climate change risks, IOM will scale up its actions to address the adverse drivers of migration and internal displacement.
Innovative solutions ensure that safe, regular and orderly migration will be an essential element of the work of IOM work until 2024. They will reduce the vulnerabilities of migrants and strengthen their ability to contribute to society.
In line with the reform of the United Nations development system and its role as the Coordinator of the United Nations Network on Migration, IOM will strengthen the impact of its work by forging strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, notably, Member States, regional organizations, processes and initiatives, and other United Nations agencies.