Past IYLA News

Graduation at the Organization of American States

August 28, 2013

The culmination of the second International Young Leaders Assembly, with overall 800 young leaders from over 70 countries was celebrated in the headquarters of the Organization of American States on Wednesday August 28th. The festive and emotional reception, sponsored by the Mission of Paraguay to the OAS and the Embassy of Paraguay, took place in the Hall of Heroes. Surprisingly, the Organization of American States is the oldest international organization in the world.

50th Anniversary of "I Have a Dream" Speech at the Lincoln Memorial

August 28, 2013

50 years ago, a young, relatively unknown, southern Baptist preacher from Atlanta, Georgia put a flame into the hearts of people. His words, “I have a dream" rang across American, and over oceans, resonating through other nations, to spark an awakening that changed the 20th century.

Paraguay Landfill Orchestra Concert at the Kennedy Performing Arts Center

August 27, 2013

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is filled to the walls as a large crowd gathers around a small stage.  Excitement is building in the room.  Roaring applause fills the long halls as the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra graces the stage. The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra began from a Paraguayan slum was children could not afford instruments.  So they made their instruments from other people’s trash.

Forum on U.S. Declaration of Independence and US Constitution

August 23, 2013

Participants of the nine-day International Young Leaders Assembly joined university students and young professionals at National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia for a program, “Global Significance of U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution,” on August 23.

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