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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019. 1:41 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: This week, the  International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, applauded the efforts of the Caribbean countries that participated in the planning meetings for the Caribbean Migration Consultations (CMC) held in Jamaica from December 5-6.

The organizations commended the Caribbean countries for taking steps to harmonize their region’s response to growing migration and refugee protection challenges, and noted that the meeting was held with support from the IOM’s Western Hemisphere Regional Migration Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

The IOM and UNHCR gave special commendation to Jamaica who gathered over 60 experts in the field of migration to be a part of the planning session.

“The Caribbean Migration Consultations offers a cooperation framework on migration for the region and provides an informal and flexible base for states and other stakeholders to meet on an equal footing to address issues of both common and unique concern”, stated Marcelo Pisani, IOM Regional Director for Central America, North America, and the Caribbean.

“The steps taken in Kingston last week marked a significant advance for the Caribbean region in addressing these shared human challenges collectively and efficiently,” said Matthew Reynolds, UNHCR regional representative for the United States and the Caribbean. “UNHCR will continue to support them in this work and we look forward to seeing it endorsed formally at a high-level next year.”

At the meeting the participating countries discussed issues such as developing  guiding principles, operating modalities and a regional plan of action aimed at formalizing the CMC structure by 2020 to increase capacity and adopt regional procedures for data collection, information-sharing and analysis allowing governments to effectively coordinate and optimize responses to migration and refugee issues, including alternative legal pathways for those in need of international protection.

 

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