DIME elected for the pro tempore presidency of MIRPS

We are proud to announce that DIME has been elected to the 2023 pro tempore presidency for the regional dialogue mechanism of civil society organizations (CSOs) of the Comprehensive Framework for Protection and Solutions (MIRPS).

The MIRPS is a mechanism created in 2019 and designed to facilitate regional cooperation in Mexico and Central America and in this way promote shared responsibility for coordinated solutions for the protection of forcibly displaced persons. Members include Mexico and six Central American countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.

Specifically, the MIRPS Comprehensive Framework seeks to:

  • improve mechanisms for reception and admission
  • respond to humanitarian and protection needs
  • support host countries and communities, and 
  • enhance opportunities for durable solutions.

The emergence of the MIRPS framework and DIME’s active participation and leadership in this network respond to the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection launched in 2022, which calls on enhancing existing regional strengths through the institutions responsible for migration management in our countries as well as the participation of civil society.

The goal is to facilitate the exchange of best practices on the international comprehensive protection of people in contexts of mobility and to enhance opportunities for stability and support in countries of reception, origin, transit, and return or on regular migration routes. Likewise, rooted in the principles of the Declaration, the MIRPS Framework seeks to effectively address emergencies at their core, thus also supporting the management of irregular migration.

Civil society and grassroots organizations have tremendous knowledge and potential to bring about change for the better from the bottom up. Therefore, in the coming year, DIME, through its leadership role in the pro tempore presidency in the MIRPS, will focus its efforts on broadening the participation of civil society organizations in Mexico and Central America and promoting better regional coordination and integrated, transparent, and effective communication among members of civil society on the whole.

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