Published on March 24th, 2018 | by Georgia Archonti0
40th Inter-American Course on International Migration Gets Underway in Mar del Plata, Argentina
The Inter-American Course on International Migration began yesterday (05/03) in Mar del Plata, Argentina with the participation of 22 representatives from 17 governments of Latin America and the Caribbean. The two-week training, organized by the IOM Regional Office for South America, celebrates this year, its 40th anniversary.
During the opening of the course, the IOM Regional Director for South America Diego Beltrand highlighted the importance of the training as a space for knowledge exchange through which nearly 1,000 government officials from Latin-American and Caribbean countries have been trained throughout the years.
Beltrand said: “This course draws on the successful experiences on migration from Latin-American and Caribbean countries such as the Resident Agreement Mercosur, which have granted nearly 2 million temporary and permanent residences as well as regional dialogues that take place in the framework of the South American Conference of Migration (SACM) and the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM).”
The Director General of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina Luis María Sobrón said: “This training not only provides tools for the study and interpretation of migration policies through a solid theoretical knowledge, but also constitutes an excellent opportunity to share experiences, good practices in migration and consular matters among the participants from the different countries.”
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