Virtual Forums

With the aim of contributing and enriching the conversation, the OAS will organize virtual forums, in the form of round tables and webinars, with the participation of international experts on all the topics that the Portal proposes to carry out brainstorming around them. and inclusive discussions. On this page you will find the calendar of upcoming events and the videos of the events already held.

Responses of States to the impacts of COVID-19 on migrants, asylum seekers and refugees

Second round table

  • 6/16/2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Event date: 6/16/2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Export event


Persons in charge of the presentations:

Yesica Fonseca (moderadora), President of the Committee on Migration Issues (CAM), OAS
Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) in New York City
Felipe Muñoz, Advisor to the President of Colombia for the Colombian-Venezuelan Border
Carlos Andrés Torres Salas, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Government and Police of Costa Rica

The second panel discussion is part of the events series "Multisectoral Responses for the Protection of the Rights of Migrants, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in times of the COVID-19 Pandemic", organized by the Department of Social Inclusion of the OAS and the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of American University, Washington College of Law (AUWCL).

The objective of this virtual roundtable is to analyze the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in the Americas and to discuss the current and future responses of the States, at the national and local levels.