Born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1985, Gerson Andrés Flórez Pérez was marked as millions of children and young people in his country for what he described as "an endless and absurd war, bequeathed by several generations and for more than fifty years."
In 1997, her essay "Peacebuilders" marked not only his future as a symbol of human rights movements, but also what eventually became a great movement of Boys and Girls for Peace.
In 1998 he was invited to The Hague Appeal for Peace in The Hague (Netherlands) where he was received by the well-known human rights activist Cora Weis, Queen Noor of Jordan and Jody Williams Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.
Gerson was passing through prestigious universities in Norway, Canada and the United Kingdom, invited to speak on the situation in his country and especially on antipersonnel mines, one of them the London School of Economics in London.
His song Constructors of Peace was set to music by the famous Norwegian singer-songwriter Stig Van Eijk and had the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through friend Gert Danielsen.
Nominated twice for the National Peace Prize, the King Baudouin Prize of Belgium, the University Peace Prize in Norway.
Winner of one of the Global Awards for Peace and Tolerance delivered at the UN headquarters in New York and nominated by congressmen from Norway for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2000.