Workshop held on migration and labour regularization processes

Date Published : 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021


Panama City - As part of the joint actions between the diplomatic and consular representation of the Republic of El Salvador in Panama and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a workshop was held today for Salvadoran migrants with the support of the  Integrated Response on Migration (IRM) project in Central America, which is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

The main objective of the workshop was to provide information and legal guidance to migrants from the Salvadoran diaspora in Panama on the processes of migratory and labour regularization in the country. This space allowed to address the doubts of the participants regarding their migratory and labour procedures, and led to the strengthening of cooperation alliances between IOM and strategic actors such as the diplomatic corps of El Salvador accredited in Panama. 

Workshop participants included 40 migrants identified through the Embassy of El Salvador. The activity was attended by the Head of the Panama Administrative Centre and IOM Chief of Mission in Panama, Santiago Paz; the Ambassador of El Salvador to Panama, Diana Venegas; and the consul of El Salvador, Raúl Aparicio. 

The workshop was held in person in two stages: an initial stage where information was provided, and a final stage to legally guide through the exchange of questions and answers between the participants, the facilitator and the moderator. 

IOM and USAID's  Integrated Response on Migration (IRM) project in Central America has a regional scope and involves Panama, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. Its objective is to promote good migration governance and community stabilization initiatives, by increasing the socio-economic and labour capacities of migrants and returnees, ensuring safe, orderly and regular migration, which benefits migrants, their families, communities, and societies. 

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