On May 13, 2021, the Operational Guide for the implementation of the Best Interest of Children in contexts of human mobility was presented to the RCM Member Countries. The objective of the Guide is to provide recommendations for the correct observance and application of the Determination of the Best Interest of migrant and refugee children and adolescents in the region, per existing commitments and standards at the global, regional, and national levels.
On May 20 at 10:00 am, took place the Social Dialogue for the implementation of labor rights policies for migrant women in remunerated domestic work. This forum promoted dialogue to encourage cooperation between countries of origin and destination in the design of labor migration policies that respond to the needs of the labor market and uphold the rights of domestic and care workers. It also, developed spaces for the exchange of the experiences of governments, employers, workers, and civil society on issues of migration regularization and labor formalization, specifically: a) incorporation into social protection systems; b) compliance with general working conditions; c) certification and development of skills and training for work.
In this second part of the Discussion held on May 26, good practices in the field of labor protection and hiring of private companies in Italy, the Philippines, Uganda, Pakistan, India, and Qatar were shared. The objective of the dialogue was to identify strategies that facilitate the protection of the labor rights of migrants, aligned with international labor standards and that can be implemented in the region.
On June 10, the first meeting of the Border Management Group was held, which was focused on the Dialogue on Extra-regional Migration. The objective of this dialogue was to exchange information and good practices in matters of oversight and governance of extra-regional migratory flows; provide elements for the regional approach to the phenomenon, from the principles of shared responsibility, respect for the rule of law, human rights, and international cooperation and finally, generate regional inputs to strengthen the dialogue in the upcoming meeting with the South American Conference on Migration (SACM).
The Forum with Diaspora Organizations took place on June 15 and 16 within the international day of Family Remittances framework. Its main objective was to promote the exchange of experiences at the regional level between the Member States of the RCM and the diaspora organizations regarding linkage strategies to enhance the role of the latter as agents of economic and social development.
On June 18 at 10:00 a.m., took place this Training Program. It aimed to promote among the RCM Member Countries: Training front-line personnel in the protection and aid of migrants, so that they can identify situations of vulnerability related to violence, exploitation, and abuse; and The implementation of good practices to identify profiles and referral mechanisms of vulnerable migrant populations through tools like the Model of the Determinants of the vulnerability of migrants from the IOM, and the Regional Guidelines for the preliminary identification of profiles and reference mechanisms of migrant populations in conditions of vulnerability.