Nobel Prizes 2017

Nobel Peace Prize Summit : Education, Inclusion and Sustainability.

Education for peace

The President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, inaugurated this Thursday in Bogotá the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prizes, in which 31 laureates will meet to discuss peace, reconciliation and development.

The inauguration of the event was in the Great Hall of the International Center of Business and Exhibitions (Corferias), according to informed the Presidency of Colombia in a statement.

Here was presented the performance ‘Victus’, in which members of civil society, demobilized guerrillas and ex-paramilitaries participated.

Among the personalities who came to the summit is the Guatemalan Rigoberta Menchú, who will expose her experiences in areas such as the fight against antipersonnel mines and nuclear weapons or the rights of children and women.

Likewise, Jimmy Carter, from the United States, confirmed his attendance; Mikhail Gorbachev of the former Soviet Union; Óscar Arias, of Costa Rica; Lech Walesa of Poland; And Frederik de Klerk of South Africa, among others. Participants will also address the need for dialogue and the role of youth and education in a transition period such as Colombia.

It is the first time that the World Summit for Nobel Peace Prizes will take place in Latin America, with the previous ones taking place in Barcelona (2015), Rome (2014), Warsaw (2013), Chicago (2012), Hiroshima 2009), Paris (2008) and Rome (1999 – 2017).

The event, organized by the Permanent Secretariat of the Nobel Peace Prize Summit and the Bogota Chamber of Commerce, will end on Sunday, February 5.

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