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The Relationship between Climate Change, Food Security and Migration, Focus of Debate in the OAS

  March 9, 2017

The Organization of American States (OAS), through its Committee on Migration Issues (CAM), will host a debate on how climate change and food security are factors in regional migration, this Friday, March 10 at 10:00 EST (15:00 GMT) at the headquarters of the institution in Washington DC.

The event, which seeks to stimulate debate on the policy tools and mechanisms to address the causes of migration and the consequences of climate change in the framework of sustainable development, will include a dialogue between the following panelists:

• The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro;
• The Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Food Programme, Miguel Barreto;
• The Advisor for Sustainable Development and Human Security of the Pan American Health Organization, Marcelo Korc;
• The Chief Specialist in Water Resources of the Department of Sustainable Development of the OAS, Maximilano Campos;

Following the panel discussion there will be a 45 minute period of open dialogue. The CAM is the main forum of the OAS responsible for migration issues and operates as an organ of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development.

WHAT: OAS Hosts Debate on “Climate Change, Food Security and Migration”

WHEN: Friday, March 10, 2017, at 10:00 EST (15:00 GMT)

WHERE: Rubén Darío Hall
GSB Buiding of the OAS
1889 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Reference: AVI-018/17