Francisco has from a very young age been an agent of environmental change. Francisco founded the Guardians for Life Movement, and to date has 450 nirïos and nirïas from arïos onwards in Colombia and other Latin American countries. In December 2019 Francisco intervened in the Plenary Session of the Congress of the Republic of Colombia. A historic intervention as he was the first nirïo to address the senators in full to demand policies for the dignified life of citizens, territories and citizens, animals and environmental protection. In October of 2021, Francisco was the first Colombian child to intervene before the Court Constitutional of his country with one presentation about the rights of the boys and children’s citizenship. In February 2022, he was appointed youth Advisor to the Committee of the UN on the rights of the child in relation to the General Comment on the Convention on the Rights of the Child that addresses the environmental and climate crisis.
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