This practical tool is intended for local governments in Latin America and the Caribbean. It proposes actions and/or policies to adress international migration from a human rights-based approach and in line with the 2030 agenda.
The handbook received the support of the and the collaboration of the Coalition of Latin American and Caribbean Cities against Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia. The document is developed according to the guidelines of the , the and the Global Compact on Refugees, and seeks to offer actions, mechanisms of implementation and indicators to local governments in order to allow cities to face current challenges in terms of migration and asylum.
To prepare this handbook, the CIPDH-UNESCO analyzed more than one hundred experiences worldwide related to the integration of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Interviews with key actors, surveys and analysis of relevant documents were conducted in order to select the regional and international initiatives that best respond to challenges arising from human mobility in the region.
The handbook provides a general conceptual framework and thirteen lines of action that address topics like education, gender, health, access to documentation, access to employment, institutionality, participation and fight against discrimination. The CIPDH-UNESCO offers technical support and assistance to cities in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to implement this handbook.