The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and the Trust for the Americas to promote opportunities for young people in Latin America.
Our Executive Director of The Trust for the Americas, Linda Eddleman, recalled that the organization she is implementing the Program of Opportunities for Employment through Technology in the Americas (POETA) in 21 countries, with the aim of promoting access to technology, education and employment for people with disabilities, people affected by armed conflict and at risk youth. “We conduct training and we have a multidisciplinary team that includes staff from different regions of the Hemisphere,” she added.
During the signing ceremony, Secretary General Insulza said “for the OAS it is essential to support partnerships such as the one we are signing today, because through them you can promote integral development in the Hemisphere and in particular help to ensure a future full of opportunities for the youth of our region.”
The President of the CAF, Enrique Garcia, said “the main objective of this initiative is to contribute to improving the living conditions for young people in Latin America as well as their access to education, technology and employment opportunities,” adding that “the generation of new opportunities for young people is one of our priorities in reducing inequality in the region.” Garcia said the agreement constitutes “an essential part of the relationship we have with the OAS,” and he expressed confidence that it “will create many opportunities for working together with innovative ideas on vital issues like youth opportunities.”
See the full Press Release here.
A gallery of photos of the event is available here.