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01 Oct 2015

Perfil Migratorio de Nicaragua 2012

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission to Nicaragua is proud to present the result of a two years work in the field of migration and development data collecting and analysis in Nicaragua - the Migration Profile of Nicaragua 2012, developed in context of the EU-funded project “Strengthening the Dialogue and Cooperation Between the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean”.

The Profile, the first to be released in Central America, is  made up of four parts: A) Migration trends and characteristics of this segment of the population; B) The consequences of migration, which explores the effects of migration from a human development perspective; C) Migration governance which looks at current legislation as well as regional and international migration-related instruments; and D) Conclusions and recommendations for the development of national migration policies, based on the extensive consultation process which took place during the elaboration of the IOM Migration Profile. 

The Reports acknowledges some important governmental initiatives aimed at protecting migrants rights and strengthening migration management, including the ratification of the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, the entry into force of a new Migration Law which creates a National Migration Council to design migration policies, and the inclusion of human trafficking in the new legislation against gender-based violence.  Amongst the recommendations, the Profile calls for the creation of a National Migration Policy by the National Migration Council, a Vice Ministry for Nicaraguans Abroad; and the inclusion of the diaspora and their families in development strategies.

  • List of figures and tables
  • Abbreviations and acronyms
  • Foreword
  • Key Data
  • Executive summary
  • Part A: Migration trends
  • Part B: Migration impact
  • Part C: Migration Management Framework
  • Part D: Key Findings, Policies’ Implications and Recommendations
  • Annexes
  • References