A report on the human rights of migrants in situations of arrest, detention, deportation, and reception in the member countries of the Regional Conference on Migration. Pdf format.
This Conference, convened by ECLAC and the International Organization for Migration, took place in Santiago, Chile, from 20-22 November 2002, at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
It was attended by delegations from ECLAC member governments, representatives from international organizations, and civil society institutions involved in the issue.
Civil society organizations met in Quito, in August 2002, in the context of the 'First South American meeting of civil society on migrations'. Here they agreed the Quito Declaration, which declares it imperative that the issue of migration be included in regional and sub-regional integration accords, and demands that economic public policy respect human rights. This meeting represented an important step in the preparatory process towards the Hemispheric Conference.
The central issues to be examined during the Conference will be addressed during panel discussions among representatives of governments, international organizations, civil society organizations and academic institutions. Pdf format.
Intergovernmental forum on migration which includes representation from all Central American countries, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Canada and the United States. The web site provides information on the activities, proyects and seminars sponsored by the Conference.
The declaration was issued by civil society organizations from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile and Argentina, at the First South American civil society summit on migration, held on Quito from 14-16 September.
Adopted at a colloquium entitled "Coloquio Sobre la Proteccíon Internacional de los Refugiados en Américan Central, México y Panamá: Problemas Jurídicos y Humanitarios" held at Cartagena, Colombia from 19-22 November 1984. Pdf format.
An organization that works to promote and protect the rights of migrants with respect as basic values, supporting the work of migrant organizations in the different regions by using the Internet as a tool networking and the dissemination of information.
Bulletin 'Entre Redes', includes documents on the Hemispheric Conference on International Migration, and proposals for governments on how to integrate immigrants and achieve important reductions in the trafficking of children. Pdf format. In Spanish.
Report of the most recent RNCOM gathering, which took place parallel to the VII Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) Vice-Ministerial meeting in Antigua, Guatemala. RNCOM is a regional civil society network which meets parallel to the inter-governmental Regional Conference on Migration (RCM). Pdf format.
Xenophobia in Latin America today is directed against immigrants from within the region itself because they are seen by locals as a threat to employment or simply because they are poor - a rejection that is accentuated in the case of women immigrants.
Globalization policies that are enabling free movement across frontiers of products and capital, but not people, far from reducing international migration flows, will give rise to increased migration pressures in the years ahead, says the International Labour Organization in a new publication.