MIGRATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) defines a migrant as any person who moves or has moved across an international border or within a country, outside their usual place of residence regardless of: 1) Their legal status; 2) The voluntary or involuntary nature of the displacement; 3) The causes of displacement; or 4) The duration of the stay.
The multidimensional crisis produced by COVID-19 has highlighted the risks of the most vulnerable populations, including migrants. We present the current situation of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia, describing the main findings and challenges in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
International migration has always been a topic of debate that addresses, on the one hand, the sovereignty of a country and the well-being of its citizens, and, on the other, respect for the rights and human development of any person. There are complex aspects such as social discontent, cultural shocks, the redistribution of national resources or the lack of political will that create an inhospitable environment for both migrants and nationals.
In this paper, we present the use of Sentiment Analysis in implementing SDGs through a use case which addresses the problem of immigration in Colombia and in Costa Rica. For this purpose, we have proposed a new Machine Learning (ML) based Sentiment Analysis approach on data related to immigration in these two countries, collected from Twitter.
We present the control boards or dashboards of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, with general information about the positive COVID-19 cases, the number of deaths and patients recovered, the contagion figures disaggregated by dates from the first reports . Know them here.
From August 25 to 27, the Statistical Conference of the Americas was held virtually, where Cepei made a presentation on the milestones of the Data for Now initiative in Colombia and Paraguay, pioneer countries in the Latin American region. Data for Now promotes and coordinates alliances to close information gaps and improve existing data that allow monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals.
The National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) of Colombia and Cepei signed a memorandum of understanding to advance in the fulfillment of the development commitments of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
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