Extraregional Migration in The Americas: Profiles, experiences and needs
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2020
Language: English, Spanish

The number of extraregional migrants in the Americas, both those who use regular means of entry and those who use irregular forms of migration, has been increasing in recent years.

This report seeks to complement the findings of the 2016 IOM report “Migrant flows with an irregular migration status from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean in Mesoamerica” updating its data and expanding the information available on the experiences and needs of extraregional migrants who travel through the region irregularly.

The present study includes a description of the sociodemographic profile of the over 350 extraregional migrants, as well as a portrait of the main experiences and needs of these migrant groups across three sections of their migration route: South America, Central America and Mexico.


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Regional Guidelines for the Comprehensive Protection of Boys, Girls and Adolescents in the Context of Migration
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2016
Language: English

This document is a non-binding guide adopted by the Regional Conference on Migration Member Countries. It seeks to establish regional guidelines for the comprehensive protection of migrant boys, girls, and adolescents, applying guiding principles and protection actions and strengthening the national efforts of each RCM Member Country and its institutions.

Additionally, the guidelines seek to be a model for changing the vision and approach toward migrant boys, girls, and adolescents, not only in the region but at a global level.


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IOMX C4D TOOLKIT
Thematic Area: Trafficking in persons
Year: 2016
Language: English

A step-by-step guide to applying Communication for Development (C4D) to counter-trafficking activities. Material made by IOMX. 


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Protocolo de detección, asistencia y referencia a niños, niñas y adolescentes víctimas de trata de personas
Thematic Area: Trafficking in persons
Year: 2016
Language: Spanish

El Protocolo de Detección, Asistencia y Referencia de Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes Víctimas de Trata de Personas forma parte de las actividades establecidas en el Plan Nacional de Acción contra la Trata de Personas y el Tráfico Ilícito de Migrantes (2009-2014) elaborado por la Comisión Interinstitucional de Combate a la Trata de Personas y el Tráfico Ilícito de Migrantes (CITIM). En este mismo marco se elaboró un protocolo específico para personas adultas sobrevivientes de Trata de personas.


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Flows of migrants in an irregular situation from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean in the Americas
Thematic Area:
Year: 2016
Language: English

This study aims to document these migration flows to foster an informed regional dialogue, while also contributing to the development of a comprehensive action strategy that encompasses the multiple challenges posed by irregular migration flows from both within and outside the Americas. This strategy must be founded on the shared regional responsibility for migration governance.


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Paths of light and shadow
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2016
Language: English

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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Summary of IOM Statistics 2011-2015
Thematic Area: Migration governance and trends
Year: 2015
Language: English

This summary provides an overview of IOM's activities through key statistics produced by the Organization, as an update to the overview contained in the World Migration Report 2011, where statistics for the period 2001–2010 were reported.

The document is based on contributions from the various IOM divisions and presents statistics covering the period January 2011–December 2015, where available. The summary also provides a comparison (where possible) of IOM’s statistics in relation to the wider context in which the Organization operates, based on available statistics from external sources.


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Guiding Principles for the Development of Migration Policies on Migration Policies on Integration, Return and Reintegration of the Regional Conference on Migration
Thematic Area: Return and Reintegration
Year: 2014
Language: English

This document was prepared based on the results of the workshop “Regional Workshop on Policies, Practices and Conclusions for the Return, Reintegration and Integration of Migrants”, (September, 2013), in San Jose, Costa Rica within the framework of the Regional Conference on Migration. Its preparation was technically and financially supported by the International Organization for Migration. This document was approved by the Regional Conference on Migration in its XIX Vice-Ministerial meeting, held in Managua, Nicaragua, on June 26- 27, 2014


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Haitian Migration to Brazil: Characteristics, Opportunities and Challenges
Thematic Area: Labour migration and development
Year: 2014
Language: English

This document is a summary of the main findings from a series of studies conducted during 2013 and 2014 in relation to migration of Haitians heading to Brazil. Since 2010, there has been an increase in the number of Haitian migrants heading to the United States, France and Canada. However, in recent years there has been a shift in the traditional migration trends has positioned South America as a new destination for Haitian migrants.


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REGIONAL GUIDELINES FOR THE PRELIMINARY IDENTIFICATION AND REFERRAL MECHANISMS FOR MIGRANT POPULATIONS IN VULNERABLE SITUATIONS
Thematic Area: Labour migration and development
Year: 2014
Language:

Guaranteeing respect and protection for the human rights of migrants  has been a constant concern for Member Countries of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM), as evidenced through multiple conclusions and decisions taken in the framework of RCM throughout the years. Serving as a platform for coordination and exchange of best practices among countries, and with the financial and technical assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the RCM undertook a consultation process with government officials on how best to address the protection needs of these vulnerable individuals thus promoting a more comprehensive, coordinated, effective and systematic response.


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The foreign population in Costa Rica: Main economic activities and occupations
Thematic Area: Labour migration and development
Year: 2013
Language: Spanish

This publication offers an overview of the situation of the Costa Rican labor market and the distribution and dynamics of migrant workers residing in Costa Rica; as well as the degree of compliance with labor obligations for this population. In that sense, this text aims to constitute a valuable input for the strategic planning of labor and protection actions for migrant workers within the Costa Rican sphere.


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Crushed Hopes: underemployment and deskilling among skilled migrant woman
Thematic Area: Gender and migration
Year: 2013
Language: English

Disqualification reflects the existence of impediments affecting the mobility of people and their talents; however, this phenomenon does not affect equally men and women. Due disqualification is a problem that affects mostly females, in this publication are analyzed the professional problems that qualified migrant women face and the consequences that this has on their personal well-being and family relations. Case studies from the UK, Geneva and Quebec are also discussed.


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Invisible immigrants: A profile of irregular immigration, smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons in Trinidad and Tobago
Thematic Area: Trafficking in persons
Year: 2013
Language: English

This publication identifies and quantifies the effects of migration and return migration on the economy and development of Trinidad and Tobago. In this sense, this study has sought to generate relevant data and information that allow informed decision-making on migration and related aspects (social, financial and economic), for policy makers and national counterparts. Likewise, this study highlights the increase in the number of immigrants from developing countries in search of employment and education or to obtain some type of certification.


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Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda
Thematic Area: Labour migration and development
Year: 2013
Language: English

Migration is a key factor in major development questions and solutions, and it is essential that it be incorporated into the future development agenda. The authors of this volume highlight numerous reasons why migration should be factored into the post-2015 development framework. 


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Slowy but Surely: The Environment, Climate Change and Migration in the ACP Countries
Thematic Area: Migration and environment
Year: 2011
Language: English

In human history, people have always migrated to cope with environmental changes. Now more than ever, the environment, the damaging effects of climate change, and its links to migration have garnered public attention. In this context, this document aims to shed light on the concepts, observations, data and challenges in relation to migration and the environment in the ACP countries, and to present the most relevant figures from the ACP countries, highlight the effects of the migration nexus -environment in human development and provide recommendations for policy makers in these countries.


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Global Phenomenon, Invisible Cases: Human Trafficking in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific
Thematic Area: Trafficking in persons
Year: 2011
Language: English

Human trafficking is a serious violation of human rights. It constitutes an insurmountable problem due to the fact that many of the cases of trafficking in persons are never reported. This has contributed to a notable lack of data on this matter; from which the Caribbean, African and Pacific countries are not excluded. In this sense, this publication, in addition to presenting the main trends in human trafficking in these countries, intends to offer a brief exposition on the national regulation in international on this subject, as well as recommendations and good practices.


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