The project has brought together global development stakeholders in Latin America by appealing to multilateralism and cooperation to address migration issues
At an event held in Madrid, EUROsociAL+, the programme for social cohesion in Latin America, funded by the European Union and managed by FIIAPP, highlighted the challenges faced by the different institutions involved in human mobility in the Latin American region.
The international and multilateral nature of human mobility is present in both the 2030 Agenda and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (Morocco, 2018). Moreover, internal and transnational human displacements must ensure the protection of rights, the provision of services and a framework of coexistence, both nationally and regionally. For this reason, EUROsociAL+ wished to get involved in the issue through this event to try to assist in obtaining joint responses to the challenge of migratory flows in Latin America.
FIIAPP director, Anna Terrón, took advantage of this forum to stress the fact that “human mobility is a phenomenon that requires a regional and multilateral approach“, pointing to the “Global Compact for Migration as the compass for national agendas”. Alejandro Guidi, adviser of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the Americas, expressed himself along the same lines by saying: “The Global Compact ensures that migration is governed holistically and comprehensively”.
Aina Calvo, director of the AECID likewise made an appeal for multilateralism: “The answer to migratory challenges is only possible by networking and through coordinated work with Latin America and the international community “. The representative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Joaquim Tres, warned that “sudden migration flows constitute the great development challenge in Latin America and for the international community”. Andrew Jacobs, from the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission, proposed “comprehensive regional responses to these migrations in Latin America”.
This session of exchange and debate was taken up again in the forum “Migration and cities: the path towards inclusive integration” organised by the IDB and the Government of Spain in partnership with the Multilateral Development Banks Platform on Migration and Forced Displacement.