Migration: Hemispheric Conference

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. [see more]
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.

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The Conference

Provisional agenda

General information

International organizations involved

UNHCHR - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

ILO - International Labour Organization

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

IDB - Inter-American Development Bank

CELADE - International migration

SELA - Latin American Economic System

CIDH - Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

NGLS reports

NGLS Roundup 89, March 2002

Intergovernmental organizations

RCM - Regional Conference on Migration (formerly known as the Puebla Process)

Relevant documents

Quito Declaration

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

Cartagena Declaration on Refugees

Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (UNHCHR)

Information resources

An overview of labour migration in Central America and the Andean region (ILO - International Labour Organization)


ECLAC - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

IOM - International Organization for Migration


Sin Fronteras

The Global Campaign for Ratification of the Convention on Rights of Migrants

December 18

International Migration

Preparatory meeting

Civil society opinion

Human rights and trafficking in persons in Latin America

Regional Network of Civil Organizations on Migration (RNCOM)

Uncertainty, chance and inequality

Articles and reports

Latin America: Women immigrants target of xenophobia (TWN)

Globalization could make migration steep and relentless (TWN)

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