From the 27th until the 30th of January, the campus of the University for Peace will receive more than 80 young people from around the world for the HOPE XXL Global Summit. Aiming to develop the “Liemers List”, a document that represents what the young generation envisions for the future. This list will be presented to the general assembly of the UN on the 3rd of February, with the hope of inspiring action to be taken in regards to the topics discussed in the Liemers List.

This event seeks to continue the work done in HOPE XXL conferences that took place in previous years, the first being in the Liemers region in Netherlands (2011), giving its name to the list.  The University for Peace is pleased to join forces with HOPE XXL to host this special event.

Over the course of three days, participants will share with experts and leaders from different fields during various plenary and break-out sessions. Among the renowned figures involved in the activity are:

  • Neha Gupta: winner of Children's Peace Prize 2014 award and who for nine years has had a mission to improve the lives of children around the world. Thanks to her work and that of other young volunteers, they have raised $1.3 million, allowing them to change the lives of approximately 25,000 children.
  • Mengo Winfried Thomas Pogge: Professor of Philosophy and International Relations at Yale University and Director of the Global Justice Program as well as a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Other national and international organizations will join the event including Techo Costa Rica and members of UNDP.

 

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