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South American Conference on Migration (SACM)

Knowledge Platform

The South American Conference on Migration (SACM) or Lima Process aims to provide a platform for consultations for South American countries in the primary areas of development; diasporas; rights of migrants; integration; information exchange; migration statistics; climate change; counter-trafficking and counter-smuggling. Its current priorities are:

  • Ensuring respect for the human rights of migrants regardless of their status;
  • Promotion of discourse on migration in relation to development;
  • Strengthening of dialogue and political coordination among States;
  • Highlighting the significance of migrants' contributions to the welfare and cultural enrichment of societies in countries of origin; and
  • Promoting the participation of representatives from civil society.
Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Geographic Scope
Sub Regions
South America
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process
Cross Cutting Theme
International and Regional Cooperation

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).