Colombian star Juanes was honored for his “services to the interests of youth and peace” in the 2022 International Peace Prize presented by PeaceTech Laboratories.
Juanes joins an elite group of honorees including actors, executive producers and activists Whitaker Forest; the creator of Man in New York, Brandon Stanton; and indigenous youth leaders and environmentalists, Tokata Iron Eyes of the Sioux Standing Rock Tribe, among others.
Juanes, who co-founded the peace-building nonprofit 15 years ago is a privilege. Mi Sangre Foundation in his native Colombia. “I am deeply honored and moved to be part of a group of leaders passionately working to make the world a more peaceful and inclusive place. I was fortunate to embrace music as a creative medium at a tumultuous time in my youth, and now through the Mi Sangre Foundation we aim to create a space for today’s youth. today as they grapple with overlapping and ongoing crises in Colombia. A space where they can peacefully and purposefully pave their way out of whatever difficulties they face and become positive change leaders in the community. ”
“Once you’re at the top, reaching back and reaching out to lift someone up is the mark of a real star. Juanes has reached the pinnacle of success and has found a way to continue to make a difference in the world – not only with his music and talent, but with lasting peace-building methods, effectively, empowering the next generation of peacemakers. It is an honor to recognize him as an International Honoree of Peace,” said the statement Sheldon Himelfarb, president and chief executive officer of PeaceTech Lab.
The International Peace Prize “honores the work of the most outstanding global leaders and agents of change of our time, who have made philanthropy and humanitarian work a hallmark of our lives.” their lives, to advance humanity and our planet,” according to a press release.
The hosts and performers for the ceremony, scheduled for Sunday, February 27, will be announced in the coming weeks. The ceremony will be televised digitally through PeaceTech Lab’s social media platforms.
https://www.billboard.com/music/latin/juanes-to-receive-international-peace-honor-peacetech-lab-1235012995/ Juanes Receives International Peace Honor from PeaceTech Lab – Billboard