As world leaders gather in New York, one crisis – Venezuela — threatens to increasingly spread beyond its borders without renewed international attention. The Western Hemisphere’s largest man-made emergency is the result of years of Nicolás Maduro’s failed economic policies, cronyism, corruption, and systemic human rights violations. Now is the time to refocus and reaffirm the world’s attention to the global implications of Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis.

How can the international community step up collective efforts to accelerate a peaceful democratic transition? What additional resources are needed for migrant and refugee receiving countries? What will be the path to reconstruction?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the interim government of Venezuela on Monday, September 23, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (EDT) for a high-level conversation on the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis and how a more robust international response can translate into improved lives for the Venezuelan people and continued regional stability.

Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. and the discussion will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. (EDT)

Registration is Required


Carlos Holmes Trujillo
Foreign Minister

Julio Borges
Presidential Envoy for Foreign Affairs
Interim Government of Venezuela

Edita Hrdá
Managing Director for the Americas
European External Action Service
of the European Union

Juan Pablo de Laiglesia
Secretary of State for International Cooperation
Ibero-America and the Caribbean


Carlos Vecchio
Ambassador to the United States
Interim Government of Venezuela

John Barsa
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean
United States Agency for International Development

Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Council

Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

*Additional speakers to be announced


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