This event has now concluded. A video recording is available below.
The global economy depends on the contributions of international migrant workers, who make up almost five percent of the workforce worldwide. Yet these workers experience greater vulnerabilities: They occupy insecure and lower-paying jobs, face barriers to accessing basic social services, and are at higher risk for trafficking and gender-based violence.
What lessons can the Americas—home to approximately a quarter of all migrant workers—share for promoting the human dignity of this population? What can the region teach us about employing workers and encouraging entrepreneurship? And what can policymakers do to help economically integrate migrants and refugees?
Join us for a policy discussion and hear insights from experts who will explore these questions. This panel is part of the Government of Colombia’s “Coffee for Integration” series.
This discussion will be primarily in Spanish, but translation will be available for attendees who are watching via Zoom.
Presented by the Government of Colombia, the Organization of American States’ Department of Social Inclusion, and by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs and its Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
Photo: “Migrant Worker and Cucumbers, Blackwater, VA” by Bread for the World is marked with CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.