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[Work Plan]

Department of International Law

1. Activities Assigned

The Program assigns the Department of International Law of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SLA) the task of compiling and disseminating on its website current national migration legislation, policies, and requirements.

2. Activities Carried Out

Every year, the Department of International Law helps the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs organize a special meeting on the Inter-American Program and to prepare a report on it.

As promised in its presentation at the first special meeting, held on March 16, 2006, the Office designed an Internet page on the Inter-American Program, which has been available to the public since September, 2006.

The Office also incorporated into this web page, a section on migration laws of member states, which now contains update information on legislation in all the countries of Latin America.

The Department of International Law has added to the Course on International Law 2006 the topic of migrant workers, and it plans to continue including the topic in the future. Likewise, the Office will incorporate in a permanent fashion this topic in the Workshops on International Law that are organized annually, starting on 2007.

3. Activities Being Planned

Over the year to come, the Office will include Caribbean countries in its compilation of legislation in the web page.

During that year, the Office will make a compendium of current national migration policies and requirements in the different countries.

Every year, the Office will help the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs plan its activities in relation to the Inter-American Program.

4. Calendar

August 2006 – March 2007: Help the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs organize a special meeting on the Inter-American Program and to prepare a report on that meeting.

August 2006 – March 2007: Help the Office of the Secretary General prepare the Program Work Plan.

March 2007: Design and launch the Inter-American Program Internet page.

February 2007: Compilation of migration legislation in the countries of Latin America.

January to December, 2007: Incorporate the Caribbean countries in its compilation of legislation on the Internet.

January to December, 2007: Compilation of current national migration policies and requirements.

Each year: Help the Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs plan its activities in relation to the Inter-American Program.

Each year: Assist with the updating of the Inter-American Program.

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