Local Governance

MIRPS Regional Technical Team

Participating cities

Leading cities


Belmopan, Benque Viejo del Carmen


Ciudad de Guatemala, San Benito, Esquipulas, Villanueva, Huehuetenango, Puerto Barrios, Livingston, Quetzaltenango


Choloma, El Progreso, San Pedro Sula


San Miguelito, Chepo


Tapachula, Palenque


Ciudad de Guatemala, San Benito

Advisory panel

2024 Objective


UN Women

Promote the leadership of local governments and strengthen coordination with relevant institutions to facilitate the integration at the local level of displaced persons, with a focus on prevention of gender-based violence and promotion of mental health and psychosocial support programs for displaced populations.

2024 Products

Tools for local programs for the prevention and response of GBV.

Mapping of local services for displaced persons.

Tools for the implementation psychosocial support policies and programs.

Strategy for including refugees and people in need of protection through sport, recreational and cultural activities that favor this population’s mental health.