IOM, under the PACTA project and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration; launched the Regional Report on Migration Governance in the Island States of the Commonwealth Caribbean. The report aims to help policymakers improve migration management practices in the Caribbean region and is to be used as a starting point for identifying opportunities to develop regional interventions tailored to the realities of each country and to build government capacities.
Learn more about the methodology of this report, the highlights and main actionable recommendations for the region, which consists of: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago;
In January of 2016 eight countries, in coordination with the IOM and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) met to discuss establishing a regional consultative process. The countries and territories of Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Turks and Caicos Islands identified priority themes to pursue, including:
- Collection of data, information sharing, and analysis of migration related issues;
- Systematic consultations on migration issues; and
- Sharing of good practices in regards to refugees and vulnerable migrants.
In December of 2016, 15 countries and territories met for the first meeting on thematic issues: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Haiti, Netherlands, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos, and Tinidad and Tobago.
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