Caribbean Migration Consultations (CMC)

Caribbean Migration Consultations (CMC) 

Type: Regional consultative process on migration (region: Caribbean and Central America)
Formal association with regional or multi-stakeholder organization: None
Established: 2016

Objectives

  • Create a non-binding forum that allows member countries to openly discuss migration topics in order to develop consistent and coordinated regional efforts for the effective management of migration.
  • Coordinate and promote information exchange between member states, with emphasis in sharing good practices related to migration governance.
  • Develop policies with a rights-based approach aimed at an effective comprehensive migration governance in the region.

Current Thematic Focus
Specific areas of CMC’s discussion include:

  • Border Management
  • Climate change
  • Diaspora
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Labour migration
  • Migrant smuggling
  • Migration data
  • Migration and Development
  • Migration and health
  • Counter-trafficking
  • Refugee protection

States, territories and countries
(No formal membership procedures yet established)

Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Cayman Islands
Cuba
 

Curacao

Dominica
Dominica Republic
Grenada
Guyana
Haiti
Jamaica
Montserrat
St. Lucia
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Martin
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos

Current Chair
No formal Chair has been elected as RCP operating modalities are still to be developed. 
Bahamas is the last country that hosted a CMC meeting.

Observers

Observer States 
The Netherlands and the United States attended the 2017 CMC meeting.

Observer Organizations 
No rule has been defined on observership.

  • IOM
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • CARICOM
  • CARICOM IMPACS
  • CDEMA
  • ECLAC

Secretariat
No Secretariat has yet been established.
CMC participants have requested IOM and UNHCR support to develop the CMC. 

Contact Information
IOM Regional Office for Central and North America and the Caribbean
Sabana Business Center
San José, Costa Rica
Tel.: +506 22 12 53 00
Fax: +506 22 22 05 90
E-mail:  cmc@iom.int
Website: http://cpmg.iom.int 

Meetings 

  • September 24 - 25 2018, Montego Bay, Jamaica, CMC Workshop on Migration Data Collection and Management
  • 26-27 April 2018, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, First Workshop of the Caribbean Migration Consultations Counter-Trafficking Network
  • 10 - 11 April 2018, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, High-level Workshop on Human Mobility and Disasters in the Caribbean
  • 4 – 6 December 2017, Nassau, The Bahamas, CMC meeting on Refugee protection
  • 5-8 December 2016, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, First Technical Workshop of Caribbean Countries in the Framework of the Caribbean Migration Consultations (CMC), Immigration Division [https://app.box.com/v/CMCfiles]
  • 18-19 January 2016, Belize, Preparatory Meeting for the Caribbean Migration Consultations, Radisson

Documents
For all the workshop documents, click the links to respective events here: http://cpmg.iom.int/events