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Inclusive Cities: “Fostering local communities of solidarity for migrants and refugees in Latin-America and the Caribbean”

A mayor’s dialogue about the challenges and opportunities to integrate refugees and migrants into cities 

Adriana Plata Blanco

Moderator

date

Thursday, June 30, 2022

10:45-12:15

place
Multifunction Hall: ONE UN Room
organization
Inclusive Cities, Communities of Solidarity
country
Global
language
Polish, Spanish, English, French + CART [English]
Reference: 
UN 14

Summary

This event will present the innovations of the inter-agency project “Inclusive Cities, Communities of Solidarity” that has been developed in six countries and nine cities in Latin America and the Caribbean to effectively integrate refugees, migrants and host communities within the territories.

Objectives

- Share with other stakeholders the lessons learned of the coordinated action between IOM, UN-Habitat and UNHCR with the support of the European Union in the project “Inclusive Cities, Communities of Solidarity”.

- Present the innovations of the ICCS project to provide medium-long term tools and solutions to integrate refugees and migrants in Latin-American cities.

- Have a mayor’s dialogue to present some experiences of cities in Latin America to integrate refugees and migrants and to discuss about main challenges and opportunities for integration.

Session speakers

Speaker
Role
Organization
Country
Mr. Roi Chiti
Coordinator Andean Countries HUB
UN-Habitat
Mr. Marco Formisano
Head of Liason Office
UNHCR
Mr. Lucas Hackradt
Head of Operations
IOM
Mr. Jaime Pumarejo
Mayor
Barranquilla Municipality
Mr. Tomás Velasquez
Mayor
La Chorrera Municipality
Mr. Elkin Velasquez
Regional Director for Latinamerica and the Caribbean
UN Habitat