Global Ties U.S. Receives Stevens Initiative Funding

Under the Stevens Initiative, MERGE, implemented by Global Ties U.S., will bring together girls ages 15-19 from the United States and MENA region in a supportive virtual space to learn about their own mental health, develop emotional resilience skills, and share this knowledge with their communities.

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2021 National Meeting

The Global Ties U.S. National Meeting is the premier gathering of organizations, U.S. government agencies, advocates, and leaders in the international exchange field.

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Q&A with Saad Abid

Saad Abid is an environmental activist, and 2016 participant of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) from Morocco. He received the 2021 Global Ties U.S. IVLP

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We foster connections that break down borders, shatter stereotypes, and create a more peaceful, prosperous world.  

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