Panama - May 8 to 10, 2012
Since the City of Knowledge Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, succeeded in bringing the UNICEF Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2002, the effort to make our country the main center of international cooperation organizations in the region has been sustained. As a result of this effort, in the year 2006, Panama earned the designation of headquarters of the Interagency Hub of the United Nations for Latin America and the Caribbean, the first to be created worldwide.
Today, more than fifty globally important organizations operate from the City of Knowledge, working towards the human and social development of the people from all Latin America and the Caribbean.
The benefits of hosting this center of international organizations at the City of Knowledge are very important for Panama, not only the access to state of the art knowledge and practices in human development matters, but also the huge economic impact that implies jobs and demand of goods and services. Furthermore, the City of Knowledge contributes to the international projection of our country as a point of reference for holding congresses, meetings and multilateral forums in a variety of social, scientific, technological, academic and economic settings.
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