Carlos Vives will receive the 2019 Latino Impact Award at the 2019 Latino Impact Summit, to be held at the United Nations headquarters (ONU).
The Latino Impact Summit will take place on Dec. 2 at the headquarters of ONU in New York City.
The announcement was made by the Latino Impact Alliance in a joint venture with Ismael Cala Foundation.
Vives is being recognized for the work of his organization, Tras La Perla de América (After the Pearl of America), which works for the responsible, inclusive and sustainable development of his hometown Santa Marta in Colombia.
“This year, as in the previous editions, we want to recognize and exalt the work of Latino leaders who contribute from various scenarios to the growth and sustainable development of the Americas,” said Estefanía Grajales, director of the Latino Impact Alliance, in a press statement.
The Latino Impact Summit is organized by the Latino Impact Alliance and Ismael Cala Foundation. The initiative seeks to promote the generation of partnerships for growth and sustainable development in the region. The event is supported by the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development and the United Nations Office for Partnerships. This year’s main topic will be an analysis and discussion about the economic growth of Latin America, with Colombia as the focus country.
“We are grateful for all the support received and we hope that Latino Impact Summit will continue to be perfected as the platform par excellence to celebrate progress and pose new challenges,” added Ismael Cala, who is the founder of the event, together with Sergio Fernández de Córdova.