Watch 2017 Counsellors' personal messages to One Young World

Heads of state, business leaders, stars and activists have lent the power of their voice to share a special message with One Young World delegates and Returning Ambassadors ahead of the One Young World Summit 2017. 

President Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia

"Young leaders from all around the world remind us every day that we are one world, one race, one humanity. The present belongs to you, and it is our responsibility as leaders to give everything you need to make the most of your potential."


Doutzen Kroes, supermodel and activist

"As a proud mother of two children, I know that the future of our planet is decided by young people. [...] This year, I'll be attending the One Young World Summit 2017 in Bogotá and I'll be talking about my work for Elephant Crisis Fund and the money we've raised."


Rossana, "Mama Bee" EH BEE FAMILY

"I'll be there as a Counsellor, to help listen to, encourage and inspire these young leaders who are traveling from all around the world, young leaders that want positive change in our world. I'll be sharing with them why it's important for our family to start a foundation that will give back for generations to come."


Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever

"Young people today are driven by a deep sense of purpose. In fact, 84% of millennials consider their duty to make the world a better place, and many of you already are. That why I can't wait for the One Young World Summit 2017."


AnnaLynne McCord, actress and activist

"I can't wait to talk to you about a topic that is very close to my heart. I believe infinitely in the power of the mind. This is your key to be who you want to be, to do what you want to do in this world."


President Vinicio Cerezo, Secretary-General of the Central American Integration System and Former President of Guatemala

"Every second, in some corner of the planet, young people are making a difference. [...] We, as a generation before you, have done our best, perhaps not enough, but we are sure that we have built possibilities so that each of you can achieve your dreams."


Nargis Fakhri, model, actress and activist

"Hello all One Young World delegates and Returning Ambassadors. I am so excited to be joining you as a One Young World Counsellor!"


Caroline Mutoko, CMO of Radio Africa Group

"One Young World is this amazing collection of young people who talk about the issues that matter to their nations, to their peers and to this planet. And they don't just articulate them, they're doing something about them, and that for me is the magic."


Taliana Vargas, actress and campaigner

"I am very excited to host you all in my beautiful country and discuss the initiatives that are changing the world."



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