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Save the Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Speaker: Oksana Marafioti

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders.

Upcoming International

Visitor Group

Focus: Combating Trafficking In Persons

Dates: July 12th - 17th

Country: Multi-Regional

Project Description: This project examines best practices in combating trafficking in persons, focusing on both slave labor and sex trafficking.  Participants will examine Southern Nevada enforcement against and prosecution of traffickers; initiatives to identify, protect, assist, and provide services for trafficking victims; and efforts to raise awareness.  Participants will discuss strategies to end trafficking, both domestically and internationally, with local, state, and federal government agencies, law enforcement officials, NGO leaders, faith-based organizations, and advocacy groups. 

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Focus: Advancing Global Health Equity

Dates: July 23 - 27, 2024

Country: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma, Hungary, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Poland, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, USASEAN, Zambia.

Focus: Strategies to deliver equitable health services.  Participants will explore tools to identify and target under-served populations with healthcare needs, strategies for building public health infrastructures responsible for emerging health priorities, and policies that benefit all communities.

Recent International Visitor Delegations

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Country: Georgia

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Country: Morocco

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Country: China

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Country: Bhutan

“What Happens in Vegas Can Change the World”

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Our role is to identify pockets of excellence in the community with the potential to create positive change.

Numerous departments at UNLV have used this program as an opportunity to build

relationships with peers around the world.

WACLV has hosted more than 1,100 visitors from over 100 countries in the past 10 years. 

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Notable IVLP Alumni 

Since inception, over 350 Chiefs of State and /or Heads of Government are IVLP program alumni

Our Previous Visitors & Programs


Global Ties U.S. powers individuals, communities, and nations to build trust and advance peace and prosperity through international exchange.

The organization, established in 1981, is a non-partisan, non-profit.


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