* Agenda is subject to change *
Wednesday 4th October
The One Young World 2017 Bogotá Opening Ceremony takes place in the heart of Bogotá, in Simón Bolívar Plaza. As the centre of Colombia’s administrative and political life, the plaza is steeped in history and has played host to state visits and celebrations surrounded by historic buildings, including the seat of Colombian power. The Opening Ceremony includes:
- A performance by Fernando Montaño, the first Colombian soloist of the Royal Ballet.
- Mayor Peñalosa welcomes One Young World to Bogotá.
- Children's choir.
- A welcome address by Nobel Peace Laureate President Juan Manuel Santos introducing the significance of the One Young World Summit 2017 Bogotá’s overarching theme, Peace and Reconciliation.
- Address by Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman, co-founder, Women Journalists Without Chains.
- Address by Nobel Peace Laureate Kofi Annan, Seventh Secretary-General to the United Nations.
- The One Young World Flag Ceremony during which delegates from each of the 196 countries represented at the Summit present their country’s flag.
- Address by Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, Founder, the Grameen Bank.
- Address by Sir Bob Geldof, Musician and Activist.
Following the Opening Ceremony, delegates, dinner is served at Simón Bolívar Plaza and transportation to hotels is provided.
Thursday 5th October
The Accenture Stage & The Exhibition Stage run simultaneously in the Exhibition hall.