International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Diego Beltrand

IOM Regional Director

South America


With over 28 years of experience at an international level, he has led programs and projects of technical cooperation on migration management and governance focused on public policies about Migrants’ Human Rights. He has taken responsibilities to carry out tasks in programs of humanitarian assistance and reconstruction in emergency situations for cases of conflict and natural disasters. He worked for the Organization of American States in Nicaragua. He subsequently joined IOM in 1997 and has carried out several duties thereafter in Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, Switzerland and Argentina. In October 2012, Diego Beltrand took the position of IOM Regional Director for South America; office that supports and leads IOM activities in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. He is the current Technical Secretary of the South American Conference on Migration.