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Carlo Angeles

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Nationality  Peruvian

Name  Carlo Angeles
Carlo Angeles
Born  16 February 1993 (age 22) (1993-02-16) Lima, Peru
Education  Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
Title  Executive Director of Somos el Presente

Carlo Angeles Manturano (born 16 February 1993) is a Peruvian youth advocate and executive director of Somos el Presente, a youth-led organization that empowers young people in Latin America to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. He is advocating for a youth policy reform with political parties that will participate in Peru´s 2016 general elections.



Carlo Angeles was born in Lima, Peru. His sister is Paola Angeles, spokesperson and advocate for people with Down syndrome.

He was trained as a Psychologist at San Ignacio de Loyola University. While at University, he focused on researching the relation between welfare, turnover rate and productivity. He has participated in international conferences at Cologne University - World Business Dialogue and at Harvard University - The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations.

He was named by El Comercio newspaper as an outstanding young psychologist.

Professional career

At age 18, he founded a startup, which offered online marketing services. That same year, he founded the Association of University Students for Public Service which would eventually become Somos el Presente.

Carlo Angeles started a movement in 2013 to include young people in peacebuilding and train them to be future agents of dialogue and peace. He was invited by HOPE Foundation and Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs to join a working group of 70 young leaders at the International Court of Justice alongside mentors such as the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize and The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, to draft a document that was presented in 2015 at United Nations as the global youth vision long term vision of the future.

Work with United Nations

Angeles was appointed Global Youth Advocate for United Nations My World 2015 Campaign. In this role, he engaged youth in Peru, Colombia and Argentina with United Nations Post 2015 Agenda - Sustainable Development Goals and their governments.

He has engaged youth in Argentina by co–organizing an event on the Post 2015 Agenda at the National Parliament of the Republic of Argentina engaging youth and congressmen. In Colombia, he delivered My World 2015 report to the Presidential Youth Program, Colombia Joven. In Peru, he co-hosted a youth summit on the Post 2015 Agenda engaging 1000 youth delegates, Minister of State, José Gallardo Ku and other policy makers.

He also engaged youth globally through My World 2015 Campaign at international youth-led events such as COY10 in Peru, Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations in The Philippines, International Association of Political Science Students World Congress in London, among others

His Organization was the only Peruvian organization to be granted special accreditation by United Nations to attend United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post - 2015 Development Agenda, one of the most important summits in United Nations history.

International Working Groups

He was member of Selection Committee for Civil Society Speakers in UN Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, advocating for youth representation from the civil society representative elected. One of the first tasks assigned to the Selection Committee was the selection of the Civil Society Representative that addressed the UN General Assembly Plenary. Salil Shetty was elected to deliver a speech representing civil society worldwide after Pope Francis and Nobel Peace Prize, Malala. Carlo Angeles advocated for the inclusion of youth in his speech. On September 25 Salil Shetty delivered a speech to heads of state at United Nations General Assembly where he addressed the role of young people in combating corruption, inequality, social injustice and climate change.

Carlo Angeles is member of several high-level international working groups in which he advocates for youth engagement as partners for sustainable development.

He was invited to join Second Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals in Bangkok, Thailand, which will address the design process of the indicators that will be used to track the success of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

He is member of Policy & Strategy Group of World We Want 2015, United Nations and civil society data curation and visualization platform for Post 2015 agenda.

Member of Open Government Partnership Open Data Working Group and Access to Information Working Group and member of UNESCO Global Alliance on Media and Gender. Member of Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group on Youth And Gender Equality

He has been invited as a speaker and has advocated for youth engagement in sustainable development at several international high-level events like COY10, Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group, United Nations 70th General Assembly High-Level Panels, World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference, Concordia Summit, Open Government Partnership Global Summit.

Youth Policy Reform

Carlo Angeles is advocating for a youth policy reform with political parties that will participate in 2016 general elections.

He is the author of Youth 2016 - A commitment with youth, which is endorsed by United Nations Millennium Campaign, United Nations World We Want 2015 platform, Concordia Summit and 2 world-renowned experts in youth policy. This document is inspired in Colombo´s Declaration on Youth and includes concrete policies to be included in government plans. This document has been delivered to presidential candidates.

Political parties will make a public commitment at Peru´s National Parliament to include concrete actions for youth in their government plans. This initiative is being replicated in Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Colombia.


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