Chief of Party for Partners' Juntos Aprendemos program, Gustavo Payán-Luna, reflects on his recent trip to Cúcuta, Colombia. The city is the Colombian epicenter of the Venezuelan migration crisis, an issue that is at the core of Juntos Aprendemos' work to increase youth access to quality education in areas impacted by migration.
In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 21 as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. According to UNESCO, 75% of the largest conflicts have a cultural dimension. Overcoming the division among cultures is necessary to promote a culture of peace, stability, and development among nations.
Partners of the Americas (Partners) welcomes Pan American Day on April 14, 2021. This year, we celebrate the 131 years since nations throughout the Americas have formally come together to inspire collaboration and progress as well as encourage mutual understanding of peoples from all nations.
Un episodio sobrevenido dentro de la historia conjunta de los Capítulos Tennessee y Venezuela de Partners of The Américas
The Tennessee and Venezuela Partners of the Americas Chapters are documenting four decades of partnership together and continue their efforts despite the barriers of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tennessee Chapter incorporated in Nashville in 1967, and the Venezuela Chapter was established in Caracas several years later (1974). They have worked together for the mutual benefit of Venezuela and Tennessee for 46 years.
The Arkansas-Eastern Bolivia Chapter, which started in 1965, has led numerous exchanges primarily in the areas of health, agriculture, culture, and education. Their Youth Ambassadors (YA) Program is one of the Chapter’s most successful initiatives and therefore a best practice.
In commemoration of International Youth Day, Partners of the Americas is proud to support the United Nations in celebrating the power of youth as agents of change. This year’s theme is “Transforming Education,” centering on making education more inclusive and accessible for all youth.
Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams. Yet one in 19 children is engaged in child labor in the Americas, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This year, Partners of the Americas commemorates World Day Against Child Labor by striving for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7, which calls for an end to all child labor by 2025.
I wish you all a wonderful 2019. This past year we were able to accomplish so much through your support.
Partners of the Americas is driven by our members and we always need to ensure that we recognize and celebrate those spectacular volunteers, donors and other supporters who have contributed to Partners’ success each year. We presented awards to esteemed individuals during the What Works 2018 Conference Gala Dinner at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel on December 6.