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Member States


Member States

They are the States of Latin America and the Caribbean that have been, to a greater or lesser extent, affected by the increase in the flow of human mobility of Venezuelan citizens, and that have united around this initiative with the aim of exchanging information and good practices seeking to articulate regional coordination.


Group of Friends of the Quito Process

The Group of Friends of the Quito Process was born during Round V, and was formally constituted in Round VI, with the intention of making the Venezuelan migration crisis visible and keeping it among the international agenda’s priorities, in order to protect and integrate refugees and Venezuelan migrants, as well as to be able to rely on its technical and financial support for the development of the agreed measures and actions. The Group also intends to be in capacity to mobilize key actors’ and interested parties’ international solidarity, with the prior approval of each State, in implementing the measures, programs and projects.



The Technical Secretariat is the technical advisory body that coordinates, prepares and executes all Quito Process matters; it supports, advises, generates technical developments, prepares documents and provides assistance to the Pro Tempore Presidency, and serves as a link between the agencies and the points technical focal points of international organizations, the focal points of the different member countries and the Pro Tempore Presidency.

The permanent team is made up of a full-time, joint UNHCR-IOM coordinator operating within the UNHCR-IOM regional offices in Panama and a technical advisor in communications, as well as a focal point for each agency. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), together with UNHCR, coordinate the Technical Secretariat of the Quito Process to enable the implementation of the agreements reached by the countries.

International organizations

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to direct and coordinate international action for the protection of refugees worldwide. His team works to ensure that all people have the right to seek asylum and find a safe haven, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.


Founded in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM helps to address the growing challenges posed by migration management at the operational level, encourages social and economic development through migration and ensures respect for human dignity and the well-being of migrants.