Colombian star Juanes is ready to be honored for his “dedication to youth empowerment and peace” throughout the 2022 Worldwide Peace Honors offered by PeaceTech Lab.
Juanes joins an elite group of honorees together with actor, government producer and activist Forest Whitaker; the creator of People of New York, Brandon Stanton; and indigenous youth chief and environmentalist, Tokata Iron Eyes of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, amongst others.
“It’s a privilege to be acknowledged by the Worldwide Peace Honors,” stated Juanes, who 15 years in the past co-founded peace-building non-profit group Mi Sangre Basis in his native Colombia. “I’m past honored and thrilled to be amongst this group of impassioned leaders working to make the world a extra inclusive, and peaceable place. I used to be blessed to embrace music as a inventive outlet at a time of nice turmoil throughout my youth, and now by means of Mi Sangre Basis, we purpose to create an area for at present’s youth as they wrestle with the overlapping and ongoing crises in Colombia. An area the place they will peacefully and purposefully pave their very own paths out of any difficulties they encounter and develop into lively leaders of change within the communities.”
“When you’re on the high, to achieve behind you and lengthen your hand to raise others up too, is the mark of a real star. Juanes has reached the top of success and has discovered a strategy to proceed to make a distinction on the planet — not solely along with his music and expertise, however with lasting, efficient peace constructing strategies which empower the subsequent era of peace builders. It’s an honor to acknowledge him as an Worldwide Peace Honoree,” acknowledged Sheldon Himelfarb, president and CEO of PeaceTech Lab.
The Worldwide Peace Honors “celebrates the work of probably the most excellent international leaders and change-agents of our time who make philanthropy and humanitarian service a trademark of their lives, to advance humanity and our planet,” based on a press launch.
Host and performers for the ceremony, set to happen on Sunday, Feb. 27, will likely be unveiled within the upcoming weeks. The ceremony will likely be broadcasted digitally through PeaceTech Lab’s social media platforms.