Unique Conference with Kofi Annan

Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 12:00

Yesterday, The European HOPE XXL Conference experienced one of its highlights during the public event with former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi Annan.

Kofi Annan spoke to 800 young people about his experiences and strongly encouraged the European HOPE XXL students to continue their journey to the United Nations. At the HOPE XXL table, the discussion continued on a range of topics from UN reform to the role that younger generations can play towards making change happen. ‘Young people travel a lot. They connect to one another with ease and have a much more open attitude than people in my generation’, Annan said. He encouraged the HOPE XXL youth to keep dreaming and to fight for their ideals. ‘Thank you for your getting involved. I see you as the leaders of the 21st century. You deserve applause.’

The event with Kofi Annan is part of a three day European HOPE XXL Conference, where young people from 25 European Countries have come together to formulate their joint vision on the future. The Event, supported by Dutch insurance company Achmea, will take place until Saturday 8 December 2012.