Venezuela will have broad participation in the discussion tables established within the program of the XIII Summit of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, which for the first time will be held online, between this Monday, January 18 and 26, under the presidency of the United Arab Emirates.
This year’s Summit program will focus, in particular, on labor migration, the involvement of businesses and local authorities, regional perspectives and dialogue; all this considering the impact of COVID-19 and post-pandemic challenges.
Among the topics that will be debated in the tables are the impact of COVID-19 on migrants, migration and development; post-pandemic socio-economic response for migrants and their communities; the governance of labor migration; gaps in the protection of migrants and diaspora contributions to COVID-19 recovery efforts in countries of origin.
There will also be a discussion of approaches to address irregular migration; training of migrants for employment and the future of the Forum and the construction of a better future will be analyzed.
The Global Forum on Migration and Development is an annual meeting in which States, companies, civil society and local governments participate as partners in the design and implementation of the Summit. They discuss inherent aspects of the migratory phenomenon throughout the world and its impact on development. The twelfth edition was held under the presidency of Ecuador in its capital Quito, between January 20 and 24, 2020.