International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Santiago Chávez

Vice Minister of Human Mobility


Ambassador Santiago Chávez has 38 years of experience in the diplomatic career. Since June 2018, he is the Vice Minister of Human Mobility. His actual functions are related to the integration of the returned migrants; protection of foreign citizens; prevention of xenophobia; risky migration and improvement of migratory services.

He has directed processes and events at national, regional and international level, among them, the holding of three Regional Technical Human Mobility Meetings for Venezuelan citizens, within the framework of the so-called "Quito Process".

Since December 2018, Vice Minister Chavez holds the Presidency of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) 2019, in which he has brought together experts from various countries in the areas of economic, social and political development.