World Economic Forum on Latin America – Harnessing the Migration Dividend



Time: 18:00
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

How can Latin America overcome recent challenges and harness the long-term dividend of migration for improved socio-economic development? Terres des Hommes will be one of the organisations taking part in an event seeking to answer this question as part of the World Economic Forum on Latin America.

The session will explore the opportunities for investment and skills development around migration, multiculturalism and diversity as an asset and constructive approaches to security concerns around the issue.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Spanish, Portuguese and English, and no reporting press will be allowed.

Session duration: 60 minutes.
This session is held under the Chatham House Rule.


Marcela Escobari, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, USAID – US Agency for International Development, USA; Young Global Leader

Ignacio Packer, Secretary-General, Terre des Hommes International Federation, Switzerland

Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, Executive Director, Igarapé Institute, Brazil; Young Global Leader

Laura Thompson, Deputy Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Switzerland

Luis Videgaray Caso, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico

Moderated by
Enrique Acevedo, Anchor, Univision, USA