Yesterday, Bogotá’s Chamber of Commerce held a press conference to launch and celebrate One Young World 2017.
Speaking in front of Colombian press and 150 former street children, who later performed, One Young World cofounder Kate Roberston acknowledged the importance of bringing the Summit to Colombia, a country which just ended a 52-year conflict with the FARC.
“The hope of building peace in Colombia leads young people to seek innovative ideas to reconcile society.”
Monica De Greiff, Executive President of the Chamber of Commerce and Miguel Uribe, Bogotá's Secretary of Government, also made addresses at the press conference.
Other members of the One Young World Advisory Board, including CEO of Telefonica, Alfonso Gomez and Henry Bradford, Principal at CESA, were present.