Towards Regional Governance on Migration and Forced Displacement in the Americas

Summit of the Americas Side Event — Co-sponsored by the World Refugee & Migration Council

Thursday, 9 June 2022, Los Angeles and Virtual


Panel 1: Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Forced Displacement

  • Eduardo Enrique Reina, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Honduras
  • Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes, Assistant Secretary, US Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration
  • Diego Beltrand, IOM Director General’s Special Envoy for the Regional Response to the Venezuela Situation
  • Ariel Ruiz Soto, Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute (MPI)
  • Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Director of the Department of Social Inclusion, OAS

Panel 2: Building Safe, Orderly, Humane, and Regular Governance of Migration and Forced Displacement

  • Congressman Raul Ruiz, Chairman of Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • María José Espinosa Carrillo, Executive Director, Center for Democracy in the Americas
  • Kevin Cassidy, Director for United States and Canada, ILO
  • José Samaniego, Regional Director for the Americas, UNHCR
  • Clayton Alderman, Director for Regional Migration and Protection, US National Security Council
  • Moderator: Álvaro Botero, Coordinator, Department of Social Inclusion, OAS

Closing Remarks:

  • Maricarmen Plata, Secretaría de Acceso a Derechos y Equidad de la OEA
  • Eduardo Stein Barillas, former Vice President of Guatemala, Member of the North and Central American Task Force on Migration