South America – Regional Strategy 2020–2024

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15 juil 2021

South America – Regional Strategy 2020–2024

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The IOM Regional Strategy for South America aims for the provision of technical support to governments and assistance to migrants through the development of actions in key aspects that impact migrant populations. IOM, through its strong involvement with United Nations agencies at the regional and national levels, aspires to bolster coordination with different entities within the region by participating in relevant activities. Guided by the IOM Strategic Vision, the 2030 Agenda and the Global Compact for Migration, the Regional Strategy provides advice on how to promote resilience, mobility and effective governance in South America to help address the various socioeconomic challenges that impact migration dynamics and processes in the region. 
The Regional Strategy paves the way for increased coordination with stakeholders in South America, effective partnerships with which would help generate concrete outcomes in the migration landscape. By underscoring the need for collective action, the Regional Strategy would also help endorse sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

  • Acronyms 
  • 1. Introduction 
  • 2. Political and institutional outlook for the region  
    • 2.1. IOM engagement with United Nations bodies in the region 
    • 2.2. IOM engagement in regional mechanisms 
    • 2.3. Strategic partnerships 
    • 2.4. Opportunities and challenges  
  • 3. Migration outlook for the region 
    • 3.1. Overview 
    • 3.2. Regional mobility regimes 
    • 3.3. Potential areas of expansion of the work of IOM 
  • 4. Regional strategic priorities 
  • 5. Institutional development 
    • 5.1. Knowledge management and policy capacity  
    • 5.2. Monitoring, assessment, learning and accountability issues  
    • 5.3. Strategic communication 
    • 5.4. Technical capacity of staff in thematic areas  
    • 5.5. Leadership and coordination of initiatives at the national and regional levels  
  • 6. Concluding statement: IOM in the region in 2024 
  • Annex 1. IOM in South America 
  • Annex 2. COVID-19 considerations