Partners of the Americas' Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe we do our best work when we honor, celebrate, and reflect the diversity of those with whom we connect and serve to increase mutual understanding in the Americas and worldwide. Partners of the Americas (Partners) affirms its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as ethics we embody. We encourage and promote mutual respect, acceptance, and engagement individually and as global citizens.

We recognize and affirm the value of seeking out and learning from a variety of diverse perspectives, while acknowledging that achieving equity begins from within oneself.  We share our commitment and work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion while respecting individuals’ rights to be unique and to make their own decisions. We are committed to strengthening our organizational culture and accountability mechanisms and building an even more inclusive work environment in the Americas and globally.

We aim to model inclusivity in our HQ office, in our programs, and with our members and partners. Through continually reviewing and strengthening our policies and practices, we strive to sustain a working environment that upholds our organizational values of service, partnership, impact, resilience, respect, empowerment, and sustainability. We believe that by cultivating and promoting these values and principles, we can more equitably advance our mission to connect, serve, and change lives.

Learn about the DEI Committee here.