IOM Supports Venezuela Migration Management Training

Date Publish: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
IOM Development Fund

Venezuela - IOM, together with the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela and Venezuela’s National Experimental Security University (UNES), has taken part in a migration training program for 40 Venezuelan government officials.

The event was part of the Cooperation Program for Strengthening the Institutional Capacity and Modernization of Migration Policies, funded by the IOM Development Fund.Two manuals – Basic Aspects of Public Policy and Migration Management and Basic Context of Migration in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela – were produced as part of the program.

IOM Regional Director for South America Diego Beltrand and IOM Colombia Chief of Mission Alejandro Guidi attended the program’s closing session, at which IOM made a donation to the UNES library of 150 books related to migration.

Beltrand noted that the project was an important step in the training of Venezuelan government officials on migration issues and laid the groundwork for a permanent education program in public policy and migration management. "Participants came from various government offices related to migration. This will ensure a context of inter-institutional coordination in future, which is needed to develop a modern migration policy," he said.

The Director General of Multilateral Affairs and Integration of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs, Ruben Dario Molina, thanked IOM for its support and commended the IOM experts who provided the training and its content.

For further information please contact Juliana Quintero at IOM Buenos Aires, Tel: +54 113 24 88134, Email: