Juan Pablo Celis Garcia
Youth Policy and Climate Advocate, US
Juan Pablo Celis Garcia is a youth policy and climate advocate and empowerment speaker. He is currently Spokesperson of Education USA, a program of the United States Department of State. Mr. Celis Garcia is an Adviser to the Youth Representatives Steering Committee of the United Nations Department of Global Communication, Civil Society Unit, where he was a founding member since 2016.
He is a former Communications Associate for the United Nations Association of New York (UNA-NY), a program of the UN Foundation. Mr. Celis served as Co-Chair of the Youth Subcommittee for the 66th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference on Education for Global Citizenship in South Korea. Here, he chaired the Gyeongju Youth Declaration on Youth and Decision making. In 2019, he co-led the drafting of the first ever Youth Climate Compact at the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference. Mr. Celis presented the Compact at the UN Youth Climate Summit in 2019.
He is also a former Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations at the third committee of the General Assembly on youth-related matters. Mr. Celis holds a B.A. in International Studies - Public Policy, Summa Cum Laude, and a Master of international Affairs.