Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Julieta Valls Noyes will travel to Geneva, Switzerland from May 12 – 17 and Mexico City, Mexico from May 17 – 19.
In Geneva, Assistant Secretary Noyes joins the U.S. delegation supporting Amy Pope in the election for Director General of the International Organization for Migration. The United States recognizes the importance of strong leadership at the International Organization for Migration in addressing global migration challenges. Assistant Secretary Noyes will engage with international counterparts, advocate for the U.S. candidate, and contribute to discussions on migration policies and cooperation.
Following her time in Geneva, Assistant Secretary Noyes will proceed to Mexico City. During her visit, she will meet with government officials and international organizations working on integration for asylum seekers and refugees. The discussions will focus on collaborative efforts to provide support and assistance to vulnerable populations, explore solutions for effective integration, and address the root causes of migration. Assistant Secretary Noyes will also have a meeting with Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of the TENT Partnership for Refugees, to discuss innovative approaches to refugee integration and economic empowerment.
The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration plays a critical role in formulating and implementing U.S. policies on humanitarian assistance, refugee resettlement, and migration management. Assistant Secretary Noyes’ visits to Geneva and Mexico City highlight the United States’ commitment to international cooperation, addressing migration challenges, and supporting vulnerable populations. These engagements aim to foster partnerships and explore comprehensive solutions to the complex issues surrounding migration and displacement.
Assistant Secretary Noyes’ travels underscore the importance of diplomatic efforts in promoting effective migration policies, fostering collaboration with international organizations, and advocating for the well-being and rights of refugees and asylum seekers.