Latin American and Caribbean Alliance of YMCAs (LACA)

Alianza Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Asociaciones Cristianas de Jóvenes (ALCACJ)

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History

Founded 6 June 1914, Montevideo (Uruguay), as South American Federation of YMCAs. Regional organization of World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations (YMCA). Name changed to Latin American Confederation of YMCAs -- Confédération latinoaméricaine des associations unions chrétiennes de jeunes gens -- Confederação Latinoamericana das de Associaçôes Cristãos de Moços, 6 June 1917, when registered in accordance with Uruguayan law. Became Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of YMCAs -- Confederación Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Asociaciones Cristianas de Jóvenes (CLACJ) -- Confederação Latinoamericana e do Caribe de Associaçôes Cristãos de Moços, 1990, when registered in accordance with Argentine law. Present name adopted 2003.

Aims

Strengthen the leadership, programmes and self-reliance of National Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean to advance youth and community development.

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Activities

Guidance/assistance/consulting; financial and/or material support; projects/programmes; networking/liaising.

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Languages

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 28 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

D0397

Last News Received

3. Sep 2015
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