Promising Solutions and Lessons in Addressing Irregular Migration of Children and Youth in Central America and Mexico


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Join us for a special International Development Week (IDW) panel! This year’s IDW #GoForTheGoals theme calls on Canadians and their partners to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Hosted by Children Believe, Canada World Youth, and the ChildFund Alliance, this event will gather stakeholders in the global debate on migration and irregular migration, including young people from the Central America region, Global Affairs Canada, International Organization for Migration, Civil Society representatives, leaders and advocates. The panel will be informed by the final evaluation of our recently concluded four-year project on Preventing Irregular Migration of Children in Central America and Mexico (PICMCA) supported by Global Affairs Canada and implemented in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico.

Currently, there are 281 million international migrants, worldwide. One in five migrants is a young person, and 36 million are children, many of whom are among the most vulnerable groups of migrant and displaced populations. In parts of Central America and Mexico, gang violence, forced recruitment, crime and generalized community violence are daily realities for children. Exacerbated by poverty and with limited access to quality education and gainful employment, these issues often force families to leave their homes and countries in search of safety, often with urgency and outside of regular pathways of migration.

Join the conversation online by using the hashtags #GoForTheGoals and #IDW2022

Topic: Promising Solutions and Lessons in Addressing Irregular Migration of Children and Youth in Central America and Mexico

Time: Wednesday February 9, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Canada World Youth – Jeunesse Canada Monde is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of young people. CWY-JCM collaborates with partners in Canada and around the world to create transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge and leadership skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects.

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The virtual panel will explore the ongoing, critical global issue of irregular migration, specific to Central America and Mexico. The success and methods of the Preventing Irregular Child Migration in Central America and Mexico project will be explored with experts in the international development sector.


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