Gerardo Mendoza Capetillo, Mexico
Gerardo Dasyel Mendoza Capetillo, 23, is a student of International Business at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico City.
As a business student, Gerardo has always had a special interest in diplomacy. Gerardo has participated in Model United Nations in his country and internationally such as the GMUN: Global Model United Nations in the Palais des Nations United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.
During 2009, Gerardo completed an internship at the Mission of Mexico in Geneva, comprising areas of Agriculture, Environment and Human Rights.
Gerardo is currently a member of the international summit “One Young World” and is also preparing for a master's at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
In his winning video which has earned him the Citizen Ambassador 2010 title, Gerardo states: “We, the citizens, youth and children of the world, are ready to act today on behalf of the Millennium Development Goals”. Gerardo finishes by saying: "I do believe in the United Nations".
Find more about One Young World: www.oneyoungworld.com
Intervention in the plenary session in the summit of One Young World: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDrDoNBqsq0
Watch Gerardo's winning video entry below: