Bogotá 2017 Summit Highlights

The most international gathering of young people, other than the Olympic games.

Delegates Attended


Countries Represented


Scholarships Awarded


Facebook Views


I am energized by the spirit, passion and optimism you young people bring to the event. We will need that spirit and passion to address the great challenges we face.”

Kofi Annan, Seventh Secretary General of the United Nations

Over 1,000 activists met in Colombia for the World’s largest youth forum for global peace.”

Vice Impact

This conference is about young people making a difference and young people doing extraordinary things.”

Stephen Daldry, Oscar Nominated Film Director


One Young World 2017 Bogotá


Partners sent or sponsored delegates


Nobel peace prize laureates


Counsellors and guest speakers on stage

  • The Agenda

    Each year, over 25,000 young people are surveyed and focus groups are held globally to ensure the One Young World Summit content represents the issues of the moment.

    Plenary Sessions

    Plenary sessions are the main sessions of the Summit, focused on one of the five key topics chosen by the One Young World Ambassador Community. Each Plenary Session involves Delegate Speakers, selected through a highly competitive application process to showcase the impact of their projects and a global range of viewpoints.

    The Annual Global Summit


    Hotel nights provided


    Delegates and Ambassadors involved in on stage content


    Worth of scholarship places awarded

    Global Media Coverage


    Media outlets with representation from every continent, present at the summit


    Impressions across all One Young World social media channels


    Journalists covered the summit

    Summit Feedback


    were inspired to be more socially responsible


    say attending the summit will help their professional development


    say the summit offered an unrivalled opportunity to make connections

    2017 Bogotá Counsellors

    Recognised leaders of integrity from around the world, the One Young World Counsellors lend their global stature to the delegate’s views and inspire them to create positive change.

    Kofi Annan

    7th Secretary General of the United Nations (1997-2006)

    Professor Muhammad Yunus

    Founder, Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate


    Singer & Oscar Winning Actress

  • What is your purpose? What if fear didn’t exist? What would your life look like?”

    Rossana Bee,“Mama Bee” Eh Bee Family

    One Young World has given me the strength to dare to make a change and take a stand.”

    Delegate from One Young World Bogotá 2017

    As I look at you I get hope that despite all the problems around us we can create a world that we want to live in.”

    Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

    “You are never too young to lead, you are never too old to learn.””

    Kofi Annan, Seventh Secretary General of the United Nations


    Look back at some the best moments from the One Young World 2017 Summit in Bogotá, Colombia. From 4-7 October, over 1,300 delegates from 190+ countries came together to tackle and devise solutions to the world's most pressing issues.

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