Luis Javier Castro Lachner has been appointed to the Board of Directors of United Way Worldwide, the largest NGO in the world. Lachner declared, "As president of AED and member of the board of directors of United Way, I will enrich the alliances between the business world, society organizations, and governments who are focused on solving the main environmental, social and economic challenges that we are facing. In that regard, I will form a collective approach that will impact and impulse common agendas and metrics in order to move the development indicators. I will also impulse the alignment of United Way's agenda with the global development agenda as decreed by the United Nations in the Sustainable Development Goals."