Persons in charge of the presentations:
Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary General
Diego Beltrand, Special Envoy for the IOM for Venezuelan Migrant and Refugee Flows
John Hewko, Rotary International Secretary General
Alexandra Hill, Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador
Claudia Blum de Barberi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia
Ingo Ploger, President of CEAL
Cristal Montañez, Rotary e-Club of Houston, HOPE for Venezuelan Refugees
David Smolansky, Commissioner of the OAS Secretary General for the Crisis of Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees
Betilde Muñoz, OAS Director of the Department of Social Inclusion, Executive Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity
Barton Goldenberg, District Governor of Rotary D7620, Rotary International
Quentin Wodon, President, RC Washington Global
The OAS General Secretariat, the Rotary clubs of Washington and Rotary International have organized the Webinar "Migrants and Refugees in the Americas in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Multisectoral Solutions", which will take place next Tuesday, June 23, at 10:30 am Washington DC time
Secretary General Almagro and Secretary General of Rotary International will offer the opening remarks. There will be the participation of high level authorities from the Governments of El Salvador and Colombia.
This virtual conference will focus on the worst humanitarian crisis in the western hemisphere, the Venezuelan migration crisis with more than 5 million migrants and refugees, as well as the forced displacement of one million Central Americans who also face extreme conditions in their migration journey.
The purpose of the event is to address these challenges and, even more importantly, to jointly think of multi-sectoral proposals and solutions that can incorporate governments, civil society, and the private sector. The panel of the event has the participation of the private sector, experts from the OAS General Secretariat and Rotary Clubs.
The Webinar will have an audience from the region (governments of member states, the private sector, NGOs, CEAL and Rotarians) and from Observer countries to the OAS in Europe and Asia.