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Galen University signs agreement with UN Immigration Agency

Posted: Monday, April 9, 2018. 11:30 am CST.

BBN Staff: Galen University has signed an agreement with the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) to offer a course that will aid relevant government ministries and NGO’s in the formulation of a National Migration and Development Policy.

The program, which is funded by the IOM, is an accredited three-credit course at Galen University. It will use a combination approach to learning, which nixes physical workshops with virtual webinars facilitated by technical experts at the IOM.
Sherry Gibbs, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at Galen University said that the course will cater to both front-line workers and policymakers, and will cover migration issues such as human rights of migrants, trafficking in persons, migrant smuggling and labor migration, among others.


The program will be running three sessions for an approximate 60 participants total. The first sessions will take place on the 26th and 27th of April, and 4th of May; and will end on the 19th, 20th and 29th of July respectively.

Rene Chuc, Head of Office IOM Belize, said that the course will set a robust foundation for the practical exchange of ideas during the development of the National Migration and Development Policy, resulting in a policy that better fits the needs of the country and ensures the respect of migrant rights.

Galen and the IOM signed the agreement, which set up the framework for the course on April 6.


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