Population movements at the international level are concurrently the result of global change and significant drivers of subsequent changes in both the societies from which they originate and those that receive them. In the Americas, the magnitude and characteristics of the migration phenomenon have profound social and economic impacts, be it on the migrants’ countries of origin, transit or destination.  Thus, migratory issues are addressed and dealt with through the various organs and entities that make up the OAS, which demonstrates the complexity and cross-cutting nature of matters related to migration.

Summits of the Americas Mandates on Migration

Committee on Migration Issues (CAM)

OAS Migration and Development Program

Rapporteurship on the Rights of Migrants

Inter-American Program for the Protection of Human Rights of Migrants

OAS Department of Public Security

OAS Committee on Hemispheric Security – Trafficking in Persons

Continuous Reporting System on International Migration in the Americas (SICREMI)