The Presidency Pro-Témpore (PPT)
is designated by consensus of the Member Countries during the Vice-Ministerial
Meeting. Countries interested in chairing the Conference must inform of this
during the Planary Meeting at least one year before. The PPT is currently held
by the Government of Honduras.
Among its main
functions are the following:
- To facilitate the co-ordination
of the meetings of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) and the Regional
Consultation Group on Migration (RCGM).
- To convene
the meetings of the RCM and send the corresponding invitations through the
- To take
on the coordination and general management of the meetings and activities
of the RCM held during its chair.
- To assume
the coordination of the meetings and activities of the RCGM and the two Liaison
Officer Networks established within the RCM: the Liaison Officers Network
to Combat Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons and the Liaison Officers
Network for Consular Protection.
- To ask Member
Contries to designate delegates for the Drafting Committee at the begining
of each meeting. It chairs the Drafting Committees of the Networks, the RCGM
and the RCM. The following documents must be produced: the Report of each
Network, the Conclusions of the RCGM, the Recomendations for the Vice-Ministers,
and a draft of the Declaration and Decisions, according to the agreements
reached during the Plenary Meetings of the RCM.
- To identify,
under consultation with Member Countries, the high-priority activities of
the Plan of Action that are pending or require funding to be carried out.
- To take on the expenses related to organizing
the Meetings of the Vice-Ministers and the RCGM.
- To assume som responsibilities
regarding the administration of the Fund for the Return of Migrants in Highly
Regional Conference on Migration