Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Juanes will receive the 2022 International Peace Honor from PeaceTech Lab in February.
Juanes Helps Colombia With Mi Sangre Foundation
The megastar co-founded the peace-building non-profit organization Mi Sangre Foundation 15 years ago in his native Colombia. The group’s objective is to use music and art to promote positive social change in a visible and lasting manner. The Mi Sangre Foundation helps children and adolescents become agents for change in their communities.
“It is a privilege,” Juanes shared. “I am beyond honored and thrilled to be among this group of impassioned leaders; working to make the world a more inclusive, and peaceful place. I was blessed to embrace music as a creative outlet at a time of great turmoil during my youth. Now through Mi Sangre Foundation, we aim to create a space for today’s youth as they wrestle with the overlapping and ongoing crises in Colombia. A space where they can peacefully and purposefully pave their own paths out of any difficulties they encounter; and become active leaders of change in the communities.”
“Once you’re at the top, to reach behind you and extend your hand to lift others up too, is the mark of a true 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, effective peacebuilding methods which empower the next generation of peacebuilders. It’s an honor to recognize him as an International Peace Honoree,” stated Sheldon Himelfarb, president and CEO of PeaceTech Lab.
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When and How to Watch the International Peace Honors Ceremony
The International Peace Honors celebrates the work of the most outstanding global leaders and change-agents of our time who make philanthropy and humanitarian service a hallmark of their lives, to advance humanity and our planet.
The host, performers, and special guests of the 2022 International Peace Honors; will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Various social media platforms will broadcast the ceremony digitally; including participants and media partners, thus reaching a global audience of approximately 15 million people. The event will take place on Sunday, February 27.