Strengthening the response of the consular network, through improved procedures for coordination and information exchange between countries, to provide an effective response to the families of missing migrants at the local, national and regional level; taking on a regional approach that is not circumscribed by a single State.
- To identify the current functioning of consular procedures related to coordination, communication and existing information exchange mechanism used in the search for missing migrants.
- To identify best practices and areas of opportunity for improvement in the procedures implemented by consulates and ministries of foreign affairs related to the said mechanisms.
- To sensitize personnel of consulates and ministries of foreign affairs on the importance of their role and the communication with the families of missing migrant persons.
- To homologate best practices and define orientation criteria for consular personnel in the region to strengthen their role in the search for missing migrants.
Promoting an effective labor migration governance in an equitable and ethical recruitment related dimension as well as the prevention of fraudulent practices regarding recruitment.
1. Exchanging diagnosis and contextual information about the obstacles and main challenges for an effective labor migration governance.
2. Sharing and exchanging best practices as well as lessons learned in the RCM Member Countries regarding initiatives that promote an effective labor migration governance and the protection of labor rights of migrants and encourage better cooperation opportunities between countries.
3. Spread and promote the practical use of ILO’s international definition of “recruitment fees and related costs” in the region, even with the identification and discussion of the current and existing definitions in the RCM Member Countries; as well as instruments for the promotion of practices for the ethical recruitment and employment of migrants, such as IOM’s IRIS and CREST.
4. Promoting data generation related to recruitment and identifying RCM Member Countries that could be interested in applying ILO’s and World Bank’s methodologies for the measurement of process made regarding the SDG Indicator 10.7.1 for hiring cost reduction
Promoting coordination spaces between the existing regional mechanisms for migration management and risk management, with the aim of contributing to capacity building on information exchange for the protection of migrants in the context of disasters of different nature.
- Analyzing the migratory dynamics of the region and the risk factors in the context of natural disasters and humanitarian response.
- Promoting dialogue on the alignment of national strategies on information management of migrants in crisis according to the regional and global frameworks on the subject.
- Identifying and exchanging successful experiences on information management of migrants in crisis by using the cases of participant countries.
- Identifying the information gaps and needs for the inclusion of migrants in risk management.
- Exploring new uses for methodologies, new technologies and non-traditional information sources in the management of migration crises caused by disasters (such as DTM).