Persons in charge of the presentations:
Mercedes Carrillo, Department of Social Inclusion, OAS.
Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary General
Diego Beltrand, IOM Special Envoy for the Response to the Venezuelan Migrant and Refugee Situation.
Katie Taylor, PADF Executive Director
Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Director of the Department of Social Inclusion, OEA
José Samaniego, UNHCR's Americas Bureau Director
Felipe Muñoz, Head of the Migration Unit of the Inter-American Development Bank
Anna Triandafyllidou, Professor of The Canadian Research Chair of Excellence in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University
Jean Bae, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, New York City
Juan Carlos Cárdenas Rey, Mayor of Bucaramanga
Alvaro Botero, Coordinator of the Unit on Refugees and Forced Displacement of the OAS Department of Social Inclusion
Pablo Ceriani, Professor at the National University of Lanús
Live broadcast on OAS social networks
The Department of Social Inclusion of the Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity of the Organization of American States (OAS) presents the launch of the Project on "Strengthening the Capacities of Local Authorities in the Reception and Integration of Migrants and Refugees in the Americas". This project led by the OAS, together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR - Migration Team), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Woman, the Canadian Research Chair of Excellence in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University, and the Club de Madrid aims to strengthen the capacities of local authorities in the reception, assistance, protection and socio-economic and cultural integration of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the region.