The ARI Institute successfully participated at the the 8th Forum of Ministers of Social Development of Latin America organized by UNESCO.
The international forum that took place in El Salvador on July 11-12, focused on social policies for youth within the framework of the UNESCO Management Social Transformations (MOST) Programme. Ministers of Labor and Social Development from Latin America and the Caribbean gathered to analyze the challenges facing the region in terms of unemployment and educational problems, subjects that concern today’s societies in general.
As ARI Institute we had the opportunity to present our views on global and integral education as a solution to the crisis, as well as the use of the new technologies for the sake of an educational system that truly responds to the needs of an increasingly interdependent and interconnected world.
These innovative ideas generated enthusiasm within the audience. New opportunities for mutual collaborations were discussed with UNESCO officials and with other educational institutions, in order to create pilot programs for virtual education to youth.
The President of the Government of El Salvador, H.E. Mauricio Funes Cartagena, participated in the opening session, as well as Ms. Pilar Álvarez Laso, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, and Dr. Julio Carranza, Head of UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Program for Latin America and the Caribbean. The event was also attended by representatives from several United Nations agencies such as the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).