One Young World 2017 Bogotá Agenda

* Agenda is subject to change *

12:00
Ágora Convention Centre

Registration & Exhibition Open

An opportunity to network with fellow One Young World delegates ahead of the official start of the One Young World Summit.

17:30
Simón Bolívar Plaza

Opening Ceremony

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

08:45
Main stage

Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development

Innovating for the 3 Zeros

Hans Reitz, Founder & Managing Director of Grameen Creative Lab introduces Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Known as the banker to the poor, Professor Yunus presents his vision for a zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions world.

Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development

Plenary Session - Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development

How can we innovate our way out of poverty?

Poverty hurts everyone. At this year’s World Economic Forum, “rising inequality and social polarisation” were cited as the biggest risks to the global economy in 2017.

To coincide with that gathering in Davos, Oxfam released a study showing that the combined wealth of half of the world’s population was matched by the eight richest billionaires. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim, Larry Ellison and Amancio Ortega.

The UN’s #1 Sustainable Development Goal is a commitment to “eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere” by 2030.
In the last five years, 200 million have been lifted from extreme poverty but, with around 800 million still living on less than $1.90 a day, the complete elimination of poverty requires redoubled efforts and new approaches.
The majority of young people surveyed by One Young World believe investment in education and facilitating entrepreneurship will play the most significant roles in alleviating global poverty. Only 16 per cent think foreign aid holds the key.

Delegates and Counsellors highlight innovations in the fight against poverty with a focus on ideas that create sustainable economic benefits for the world’s poorest.

Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development

Doing well by doing good: Creating sustainable business models in the cocoa and chocolate industry

Despite years of in the field actions by all stakeholders, cocoa farmers poverty remains a burning issue in Africa and one with significant social and environmental impact. In 2016 Barry Callebaut committed to make sustainable chocolate the norm and in doing so to lift half a million farmers out of poverty. CEO Antoine de Saint- Affrique will share Barry Callebaut's attempt at creating a virtuous business model and highlight the imperative to move from topical relief efforts to systemic business grounded solutions.

First Task: End Corruption

Inequality, injustice and corruption are a toxic combination. The rising feeling of impotence in the face of corruption is contributing to declining trust in governments and big corporations.

Secretary General of Amnesty International, Salil Shetty, presents how the world's largest grassroots human rights organisation works to confront the abuse of power in order to protect justice, freedom, truth and dignity worldwide.

The Accenture Stage & The Exhibition Stage run simultaneously in the Exhibition hall.

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Coffee Break

11:00

Question and Answer session with Professor Muhammad Yunus, Lamiya Morshed & Hans Reitz

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session.

Coffee Break

11:00

Question and Answer session with the Poverty Alleviation Plenary Counsellors & Delegate Speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session.

11:45
Main stage

Ending Corruption

Corruption Undermines Democracy

Winner of Forbes Africa's 'Person of the Year 2016' Award, Former Public Protector of South Africa, Advocate Thuli Madonsela has spent her career protecting the integrity of South Africa’s parliamentary republic. Having published the ground-breaking "State of Capture" report in South Africa last year, Advocate Madonsela has been at the forefront of holding democratically-elected governments to account and standing up against the undue influence of private business interests over government institutions. She addresses the role that corruption and bribery play in undermining democratic values and the extent to which corrupt systems penalise poorer people the hardest.

Ending Corruption

Can Business Take The Lead On Ethics?

L'Oréal's Chief Ethics Officer Emmanuel Lulin explains why the integration of ethics in every aspect of business is the only way companies can guarantee sustainability and maintain competitive advantage. Concentrating on the positive side of ethics, rather than the negative side of law, Emmanuel Lulin explores the role that young leaders can play in encouraging institutions to become more ethical and the empowering effect of ethical leadership.

Ending Corruption

The Freedom To Tell The Truth

The Arab Spring Revolutions emerged as an expression of people's dissatisfaction with the state of oppression, corruption, nepotism and bribery. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman talks about the work of her group Women Journalists Without Chains, and the role that the media can play in promoting truth and fighting corruption.

Social Media for Change

Bee the Change

The EH BEE FAMILY has amassed a loyal following of over 18 million followers and over 300 million views per month worldwide and are now turning their focus from entertainment to social impact. Mama Bee Rossana uses her following and social media influence to promote positive change. She shares with the delegation her story of struggle and courage to empower others to pursue their own life missions. Drawing on her experiences of launching her Foundation, Bee The Change, she explains how her family are working with the charities they are most passionate about to leave a lasting legacy.

Social Media for Change

Knot on my Planet

"Knot On My Planet" is a campaign to put an end to the ivory crisis and elephant extinction. As one of the leading Ambassadors for the campaign, supermodel Doutzen Kroes discusses the success story of garnering support from the fashion industry and raising both awareness and millions of dollars of donations.

Social Media for Change

Connecting Communities For Good

At 13 years old, Facebook has brought more than a billion people together. Carolyn Everson, Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions discusses the power of social media platforms in delivering social impact. Working with One Young World, Facebook is launching an exclusive social entrepreneurship competition with the aim of empowering social entrepreneurs to increase their reach and audience through effective use of social networks.

The Accenture Stage & The Exhibition Stage run simultaneously in the Exhibition hall.

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Lunch Break

14:00

Facebook meets digital changemakers: learn how One Young World delegates leveraged social media to change their countries, communities and companies

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session.

Speaker include Cecilia Aransiola, Nigeria, Jake Horowitz, USA and 1 additional

SparkShow - Positive Impact Journalism

SparkShow - How to pitch your project!

Discover an innovative and lively format - a cross between TedX and The Voice - during which a selection of delegates have three minutes to pitch their project to a panel of journalists from world renowned media. Fingers will hover above buzzers as delegates convince the journalists to cover their story for publication!

Come and get inspired by the delegates' success stories and learn how to pitch your own project with the advice and feedback from journalists.

Lunch Break

14:00

When industry comes together

A specialist panel discuss their commitment to creating sustainable food production in the cocoa industry and their strategic partnership for promoting these aims.

Question and Answer session with the Social Media for Change section Speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage section.

Question and Answer session with the Ending Corruption section speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage section.

Lunch Break

14:00

How to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

By playing a series of games, this workshop explores the role of young leaders in helping businesses and society transform to a different world by 2030.

Full

How to gain support and sponsorship from your employer to take on a social impact project?

Hear how two Johnson & Johnson One Young World Returning Ambassadors mobilized a group of young people to create an idea generating platform, giving young people a voice to solve the global health care challenges of the future and delivering health care policy recommendations to the UK government.

Full

Electric Mobility: how to create shared value among local authorities, communities and the energy company

Using the example of electric mobility in Peru, this scenario based workshop highlights how to negotiate, deliver and overcome the challenges of implementing a new energy strategy that works for the government, business and the public.

Full

How to develop and integrate a custom CSR programme?

BMW Group Financial Services, together with Waves For Water, created Care4Water.

Waves For Water’s primary goal is to provide global access to clean water to those in need, the overall goal of Care4Water was to raise $500,000 USD from employees to provide 1,000,000 people with access to clean water.

Using this as a best practice example, this workshop will demonstrate how to design, develop and implement similar CSR programmes within corporations.

Full

How to Create a Public Private Partnership?

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation workshop highlights the successes, challenges and lessons learned from creating a public-private partnerships.

The example of the Secure the future programme, a new model of providing care to people living with HIV and Aids in Sub-Saharan Africa, provides delegates with the necessary tools to develop these partnerships in their own countries.

Full

Social Impact Mentoring - How to be a Corporate Mentor?

Want to change the world? Most of us do, but many of us struggle with how to balance our time between corporate jobs and giving back. Learn about Social Impact Mentoring! Citi OYW Delegates want to share their experience mentoring social start-ups and entrepreneurs and help you find your own mentoring partnership.

Full

How to Advocate for Change? The importance of effective youth voice in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 3, Good Health and Well Being

Plan International and NCD Child's workshop provides participants with the tools and strategies to build key advocacy skills and develop an 'elevator pitch' to more effectively voice responses to and opinions on key issues.

Full
16:00
Main stage

Environment

Accelerating Towards the Future: Audi and the Three Innovations Transforming What Drives Us

A discussion of how electrification, automated driving and shared mobility technologies will change how we purchase, own and use our vehicles. New innovations coming to the automotive industry will require it to embrace new approaches as well as seek and develop new skills and talent.

Audi of America President Scott Keogh will share how Audi is preparing for and leading the industry into this transformative future.

Environment

Powering Sustainable Development

Representatives from across the energy sector discuss the challenges of providing electricity for the 1.2 billion people who lack access to power whilst also meeting their commitments under the Paris Agreement. Electrification in impoverished areas has traditionally been through cheap fossil fuels but the emergence of affordable green energy solutions is providing the opportunity to combine economic development with environmental interests. A panel of leading figures from the rapidly transitioning energy industry explores the role young people can have in accelerating this movement.

Environment

Plenary Session - Environment

What is holding back the clean energy revolution?

There is no time to lose on climate change. The hopes raised by last year’s Paris Agreement, when 194 countries agreed targets for limiting global warming, are already at risk of being dashed.

According to Mission 2020, the environmental campaign, six milestones must be met by 2020 if we are to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of 2030. Mission 2020 says that renewables must outcompete fossil fuels as new electricity sources worldwide within three years; cities must commit to fully decarbonise infrastructure; transport should be zero emission; deforestation must be replaced by earth-friendly practices; heavy industry must be Paris compliant, and annual investment in climate action must rise above USD $1 trillion. The clock ticks.

In 2015, One Young World Ambassadors from 196 countries took part in the #CallOnCOP campaign ahead of COP21, in which they individually called on their respective national leaders to commit to a robust climate agreement.
And yet only one third of young people consulted by One Young World in a global survey said they believe their governments have taken positive action to achieve the UN’s sustainability goals.
Despite 80 per cent of young people in the survey saying they want greater government legislation to restrict the use of fossil fuels, many countries remain dependent on them and are seeing an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

Only 30 per cent of survey respondents believe clean energy is affordable and accessible, with nearly half wanting their governments to subsidize it.

Delegates and Counsellors shine a light on best practices around the world in the energy industry which are overcoming the many barriers to providing affordable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

The Accenture Stage & The Exhibition Stage run simultaneously in the Exhibition hall.

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Coffee Break

18:00

Question and Answer session with the Environment Plenary Counsellors & Delegate Speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session.

Coffee Break

18:00

Question and Answer session with the Environment Plenary Session Counsellors and Delegate Speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session.

18:45
Main stage

Expression is a Human Right

The Good Chance Theatre was founded by Joe & Joe, two British playwrights to bring both structure and creative positivity to the refugee camp known as the Calais Jungle. Here, with one of their early supporters, Olivier & Tony Award-winning Director Stephen Daldry, they discuss the role Good Chance Theatre has played in improving the lives of refugees and the importance of the arts in addressing humanitarian issues.

Future of Philanthropy

Social Impact Disruption

The Epic Foundation, is a non profit aiming to improve charitable giving by ensuring 100% of donations reach the people they are meant to reach. Founder Alexandre Mars shares how his new platform aims to help millennials, the most socially-conscious generation ever, to drive more social good.

Future of Philanthropy

Change the conversation; the power of thinking from the ground up

Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way, the world’s largest privately funded non-profit organization, explains how his organization engages 2.8 million volunteers and 9.8 million donors around the world to build stronger and more sustainable communities. Brian Gallagher will demonstrate the potential of meaningful grassroots action to turn local engagement into global impact.

Future of Philanthropy

Lumos - Bringing Light to Children in the Darkest of Places

Founded by J. K. Rowling, Lumos is working to end the institutionalisation of children worldwide by 2050. More than 8 million children around the world live in children's homes and orphanages despite the fact that 80 per cent of them are not orphans but are separated from their families because they are poor, disabled or from an ethnic minority. As a result, many suffer lifelong physical and emotional harm. CEO, Georgette Mulheir, presents the innovative ways Lumos is tackling this systemic problem around the world.

Future of Philanthropy

Guerrilla Humanitarianism; effecting a global change

Guerrilla Humanitarianism is about taking a no-nonsense, stripped down approach to determining the essentials needed to complete a task: taking matters into your own hands, bringing a solution directly to the problem, under the radar and around the red tape. Encouraged by the proven efficiency of this model, Waves For Water is focused on effecting a global change, one that addresses the challenges faced by philanthropic initiatives in a more decentralised way.

Waves For Water programs always strive to maximise efficiency by utilising established systems, avoiding “reinventing the wheel”. Prior to implementation, targeted regions are evaluated for functional infrastructure or systems that are already in place that could aid in program logistics, network building, opening distribution channels, or community acceptance and adoption. These tactics have allowed Waves For Water to develop an extensive network with the ability to quickly reach people in need in remote corners of the world.

Future of Philanthropy

Love Army for Somalia

In less than 24 hours, social media star Jérôme Jarre raised over $1 million for aid relief in Somalia. Since attending One Young World Bangkok in 2015, Love Army for Somalia is an example of just one of the campaigns Jérôme has used his millions of followers for social good. Jérôme shares the innovative ways in which he is using his online profile to deliver famine relief in Somalia, putting the dignity of Somali people at the forefront of his work. He also unveils the work of his #LoveArmy Scholarship winner, Abdi Addow.

Friday 6th October

08:45
Main stage

Beyond CSR: Business as a force for good

Ambassadors in Action

Leading by example, One Young World Ambassadors from the corporate sector explain the ways in which they used previous experiences at the One Young World Summit to launch initiatives within their companies. The case studies demonstrate the ways in which this year's cohort of delegates can take the inspiration they gain in Bogotá and turn it into meaningful impact. The panel is chaired by Ronan Dunne, Executive Vice President of Verizon Wireless; who has personally mentored One Young World Ambassadors. He offers insight into ways in which young leaders can engage senior management to generate support with large organisations.

Beyond CSR: Business as a force for good

The Purpose-driven Life

Do you ever ask yourself “why do I get up in the morning and go to work?” People following a purpose have an inner drive, an intrinsic motivation. They don't need incentives to be creative and work hard. They know they are moving in what they feel is the right direction; be it working in an office environment, mastering a sport or a musical instrument, making drinkable water available to everyone or risking their life responding to a fire alarm call. They have answered this short question: “why do I do what I do?”

Beyond CSR: Business as a force for good

From Survival to Resilience: Preparing Syrian Refugee Children for the Future

As a result of the on-going war in Syria, many Syrian refugee children have physical and psychological scars and are struggling to adapt to their new environments. Johnson & Johnson partner with Save the Children to deliver education and psychosocial support services to refugee children and their families as they reclaim their lives and prepare for the future. Annet Eijkelkamp, Director of Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact in EMEA and Amy Richmond, Director of Save the Children take the audience through the ways in which a public-private partnership can create maximum impact.

Beyond CSR: Business as a force for good

Purpose in Action

Purpose-led product innovation works to improve lives worldwide. Roberto Funari, Executive Vice President, Category Development Organisation at Reckitt Benckiser presents how the challenge to build a better, different tomorrow through innovative solutions can be achieved.

Beyond CSR: Business as a force for good

Inclusion starts with I

Inclusion, diversity and belonging are about everyone. We all share the need to be understood, valued and feel a sense of belonging. And, the best leaders -- at all levels -- foster a truly human environment, where people are encouraged to be their truest and best selves, both professionally and personally. Because diversity is what makes winning organisations stronger, smarter and more innovative.

Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer at Accenture, shares the company’s journey – when a moment ignited a movement well beyond the 411,000 people of Accenture – focused on helping people feel they belong and inspiring others to join this important conversation.

The Accenture Stage & The Exhibition Stage run simultaneously in the Exhibition hall.

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Coffee Break

11:00

Question and Answer session with the Business as a force for good section speakers Ellyn Shook, Roberto Funari, Ronan Dunne

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage section.

Coffee Break

11:00

Hope Solo interviewed by Kate Robertson, Founder, One Young World

Hope Solo is an American soccer goalkeeper, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and World Cup champion. She was the goalkeeper for the United States women's national soccer team. In this interview she discusses her career, her turbulant relationship with the press both personally and professionally, her fight for equal pay rights and her philanthropic interests.

11:45
Main stage

Raising Minority Voices

Fighting Racial Injustice

The recent violent clashes between white supremacists and anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville, America, have once again exposed the deep divisions that exist in the US when it comes to race. Propelling the subject of racism to the forefront of discussions globally, this panel examines global racial injustice issues and offers insights into the successes of the past and challenges for the future. The panel includes contributions from DeRay McKesson, a high profile activist of Black Lives Matter and the Campaign Zero movements, Denise Young Smith, Apple’s vice president of Inclusion and Diversity, a newly created role to increase the company’s efforts in leading diversity programs and trying to ensure an inclusive culture that’s representative and embracing of all diversities and Fernando Montano, first black Colombian Soloist of the Royal Ballet working to end racial prejudice in the arts.

Raising Minority Voices

Removing the chains

AnnaLynne McCord, American actress, best known for her lead role in 90210 and Nip/Tuck, and recently named 'one of the strongest young female philanthropists in Hollywood' shares her experiences of sexual violence. AnnaLynne McCord extends her knowledge of the issue to the global sexual violence crisis and the ways in which organisations she supports are working to end domestic violence and sexual slavery in South East Asia.

Raising Minority Voices

LGBT: are things getting better?

The panel share their views of how LGBT rights have progressed and what challenges still need to be overcome to allow the LGBT community to live life on genuinely equal footing. Reflecting on experiences ranging from business to sport, LGBT campaigners from different walks of life make recommendations on the most effective ways to change attitudes and increase tolerance and celebration of different sexualities.

Raising Minority Voices

The Role Of Democracy In Raising Minority Voices

In the age of populism the tyranny of the majority is resulting in the marginalisation of minorities as diverse voices are drowned out by increasingly polarising opinions. Philanthropist and entrepreneur Mohamed Amersi discusses the role free and fair democracy should play in upholding minority rights and the challenges minorities face in transitioning democracies.

Leadership & Government

Plenary Session - Leadership & Government

If Government don't uphold human rights what can we do?

This is the age of the autocrat. The accession to the White House of US President Donald J. Trump reflects a wider taste in strongman leadership, visible in Russia, Turkey, China, the Philippines and elsewhere.

Kenneth Roth, One Young World Counsellor and Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, recently introduced the organisation’s 2017 World Report with an essay entitled “The Dangerous Rise of Populism”, highlighting how laws enshrined to promote tolerance and equality were coming under threat from a “global attack on human rights values”.

This new generation of authoritarian leaders, he said, were “treating rights not as an essential check on official power but as an impediment to the majority will”.

In an international survey of young people by One Young World, 80 per cent of respondents said they have witnessed human rights violations in their country.

Almost half of the One Young World community say their governments do not uphold the human rights of all citizens, indicating a worldwide crisis of confidence in governmental commitment to universal rights.

Delegates and Counsellors examine methods of recourse to address governmental failings on human rights from the public pressure of highly visible social movements to effective and direct engagement with policy makers.

The Accenture Stage & The Exhibition Stage run simultaneously in the Exhibition hall.

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Lunch Break

14:00

Question and Answer session with the Leadership & Government Plenary Session Counsellors and Delegate Speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session.

Question and Answer session with Douzten Kroes

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session on Thursday.

Lunch Break

14:00

Question and Answer session with the Leadership & Government Plenary Session Counsellors and Delegate Speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session.

Question and Answer session with AnnaLynne McCord

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session.

Lunch Break

14:00

How to Profitably Do Good: Social Intrapreneurship?

One Young World is not just about talking, it is about doing.

Join The Circle of Young Intrapreneurs for a session which guides delegates through a journey to channel inspiration into the creation of new projects which aim to profitably-do-good. Delegates will be given the tools, techniques and know-how to deliver these projects after the conference, as well as the support of the world's largest network of Social Intrapreneurs, to help them change business into a #forceforgood.

Full

How to Flourish: become a more resiliant leader

Learn practical approaches to flourish, in life and leadership.

Full

How to bring light to darkness? Using social media to end child trafficking?

Help develop smart social media based solutions to end orphanage trafficking globally and ensure all children are given a voice and are counted.

Full

How to create learning opportunities for refugees around the world?

Led by Western Union, this workshop explores education initiatives participants can emulate or engage with to overcome the barriers to opportunity that refugees face.

Full

The Resolution Social Venture Challenge Finals

Watch the Resolution Social Venture Challenge finalists pitch their social venture idea to win a Resolution Fellowship.

Full
16:00
Main stage

Education

Chasing Your Dreams

Multiple award-winning rap artist Tinie Tempah’s most recent album Youth reflects his concern that young people aren’t being given sufficient opportunities to pursue their dreams and passions.

Warning millennials are becoming a “lost generation” due to increasingly competitive job markets and degrees no longer promising a secure future, his charity provides financial support for graduates. Tinie Tempah imparts his passion for education beyond the classroom and shares his personal story of overcoming humble beginnings to become known as the role model rapper.

Education

Plenary Session - Education

What can prepare young people for jobs that don't exist yet?

Robots are coming for your jobs. New research produced by the accountancy firm PwC predicts that 38 per cent of jobs in the United States will be lost to automation inside 15 years.

The pattern is likely to be repeated across all the developed economies, with Germany handing 35 per cent of jobs to robots by 2030, the United Kingdom automating 30 per cent of positions, and Japan 21 per cent, PwC predicts.

It has been ten years since the OECD recognised that education was not keeping pace with technological advances. Entrepreneurship is seen as a fundamental driver of job creation, yet 60 per cent of One Young World Ambassadors were not taught entrepreneurial or financial management skills in school.

With education being a proven tool for sustainable economic growth, advances in technology are enabling better and more equal access to quality teaching in even the poorest parts of the world. But over 50 per cent of Ambassadors believe current education systems are not preparing young people for the jobs of today and must be redesigned.

As robots move into the workplace and many traditional industries decline, new job sectors are being developed and 65 per cent of children entering primary school in 2017 will ultimately end up working in occupations that don’t yet exist.

Counsellors and delegates explore ways in which young people are adapting education systems to mitigate the negative outcomes of these global trends.

Education

Leading a company in times of transformation

In 2016 the BMW Group turned 100 years old. Today, with electrification, self-driving cars, shared vehicle ownership and connectivity, the entire automotive industry is on the cusp of a new era. Putting a new perspective on long-term thinking, Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, draws on more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry as the BMW Group is transitioning from a mechanical engineering company to a tech company.

The Accenture Stage & The Exhibition Stage run simultaneously in the Exhibition hall.

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Coffee Break

19:00

Question and Answer session with the Education Plenary Session Counsellors and Delegate Speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session

Coffee Break

19:00

Henry Bradford, Principle of CESA University Bogotá

19:45
Main stage

Disability

An Insider's Perspective: What you need to know

Despite being unable to walk and having impaired communication, Oscar Anderson campaigns for disability rights and healthcare reform around the world. His disabilities are a result of untreated neonatal jaundice – a common condition which is easily treated – Oscar raises his voice on behalf of disabled children around the world who are institutionalised and marginalised.

Disability

We Are Valuable

Following a thousand-km ride across Colombia, Caroline Casey brings together disability activists and business leaders to build a global movement on inclusive business to create an equal society for the one billion people in the world with a disability. Caroline, registered partially blind herself, is collaborating with some of the world’s leading organisations to demonstrate the value individuals with disabilities can and do add to the workforce.

Saturday 7th October

08:45
Main stage

Peace & Reconciliation

The future of Colombia

Delving into the impact of the 50-year Colombian conflict, young people from different perspectives, including former FARC rebels, former paramilitary members, and kidnapping victims share their experience of the conflict to bring to life the impact of war on young people. As well as recounting their personal stories, the young Colombians outline the key ways they believe peace can be maintained in Colombia in a moderated discussion with Angela Anzola, Bogotá's High Commissioner for Peace and Victims.

Peace & Reconciliation

The Work of Peace: Truth & Reconciliation

Having survived one genocide and witnessing another, One Young World Ambassador Taban Shoresh hopes peace is achievable in Syria and Iraq. Truth and reconciliation are key pillars in the peace process; Taban speaks with three of the world’s most prominent peacebuilders to discuss how the rule of law can be established and maintained in a post-conflict society and the ways in which post-conflict justice can be achieved in order to build respect between former combatants.

The Accenture Stage & The Exhibition Stage run simultaneously in the Exhibition hall.

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Coffee Break

11:00

Question and Answer session with the Future of Colombia Session speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session

Coffee Break

11:00

Question and Answer session to the Truth & Reconciliation session speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session

11:45
Main stage

Peace & Reconciliation

Plenary Session - Peace & Reconciliation

How do you turn a ceasefire into lasting peace?

With more than 40 active wars, insurgencies, and ethnic conflicts ongoing around the world, we are living in dangerous times. One expert at the London School of Economics, Brian Klaas, describes 2017 as “the biggest year for political risk since the end of World War Two”.

In a One Young World survey of 2,000 young people internationally, more than half of respondents said they had experienced conflict during their lifetime and 60 per cent lived in fear of terrorism in their country.

The human race has never have been more connected, thanks to the worldwide web and corporate globalisation. Yet national, ethnic and religious loyalties remain strong. Asked if they would be prepared to fight for their community if it were under threat, 81 per cent of respondents to One Young World’s survey said they would.

Colombia has become a model for healing division, following the historic signing of a ceasefire between the government and FARC rebels last year. The accord effectively ends a 52-year conflict. But while lasting peace has become a possibility, the transition to political stability requires more than a signed document.

According to One Young World’s survey, 70 per cent of young people believe that uneven distribution of resources and income inequality are the greatest barriers to achieving peace.

And then there is the delicate issue of bringing the perpetrators of violence to justice. Almost 60 per cent of young people believe such people should face retribution, even after peace has been achieved.

Delegates and Counsellors address recent and ongoing conflicts and address the complexities of peace building.

Peace & Reconciliation

Extremely Together: An Alternative Narrative

The complexities of countering violent extremism are frequently ignored by sensationalist and reactionary media headlines. Founded by One Young World, the European Commission and the Kofi Annan Foundation, Extremely Together works around the world to combat the global threat from extremist ideologies. Having campaigned on every continent in 2017, the Extremely Together scholars explain the tactics young people can deploy in shifting the narrative to prevent radicalisation and place emphasis on the benefits of inclusion.

Peace & Reconciliation

Peace Beyond Borders

As the first democratically-elected President of Guatemala, Vinicio Cerezo knows the damage that decades of military rule and conflict can inflict on a region. In 2017, President Cerezo was appointed Secretary General of the Central American Integration System (SICA) and leads the multilateral effort to create peace, political freedom, democracy and economic development in the region. In conversation with Beatrice Rangel, former Chief of Staff to the President Carlos Andrés Pérez of Venezuela, President Cerezo draws out the lessons that can be learnt from decades of conflict in Central America and discusses the importance of multilateral organisations such as SICA in maintaining peace.

The Accenture Stage & The Exhibition Stage run simultaneously in the Exhibition hall.

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Lunch Break

14:00

Question and Answer session with the Peace & Reconciliation Plenary Session Counsellors and Delegate Speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session

Question and Answer session with the Extremely Together Session speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session

Question and Answer session with the Peace Beyond Borders session speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session

Lunch Break

14:00

Question and Answer session with the Peace & Reconciliation Plenary Session Counsellors and Delegate Speakers

An opportunity to ask questions following the main stage session

An introduction to the 2018 Host City, The Hague with Mayor of the Hague, Pauline Krikke

An opportunity to ask questions to the mayor of the next Host City, The Hague.

Lunch Break

14:00

How to develop social impact for all?

This workshop will inspire young leaders to generate local social impact by showing how a multinational like Unilever is pioneering the development of new business models. The workshop will explain and enable delegates to implement these models within their own companies.

Full

How do you turn a ceasefire into lasting peace? Everyone is a peace builder

The Mi Sangre Foundation, a Colombian Foundation set up to create safe environments for children and youth to discover their powers as peace builders, deliver a crosscultural workshop on how to break down stereotypes and strengthen reconciliation.

Full

How to build a movement for positive change: An example from post conflict Northern Ireland

This workshop provides a toolkit on how to inspire young people to make a positive contribution to their society and resolve post-conflict challenges.

Full

How to build a social impact accelerator?

One Young World Ambassadors from Reckitt Benckiser lead a workshop in how to create and drive social entrepreneurship and initiatives within a global corporation.

Full

How to navigate the storm in a Fake News and Post-Truth society?

This workshop will explore how the challenge of “fake news”, both imagined and real, can be addressed through insights from journalists experienced in dealing with state discreditation, as well as the use of innovative technological solutions
able to detect instances of fake news.

Full

The Two Joes - How to create hope in difficult situations?

An immersive theatrical experiment in building, sustaining and utilising hope.

Full

How can we use education to prevent radicalisation?

This workshop will explore how education can play a meaningful part in tackling extremism and creating peaceful communities. Hear from Kofi Annan's Extremely Together Ambassadors, take part in collaborative discussions and activities and learn from others that have practical tools and ideas to tackle this issue.

Full
16:00
Main stage

Peace & Reconciliation

Sport for Peace

Icons of world sport discuss the unique role sport can play in bringing people together and promoting tolerance. Drawing on unique, sometimes controversial Olympic journeys, athletes reflect on the ways in which their own careers have influenced their fans and supporters and the extent to which the Olympics and other major sporting events can alter public opinion.

Peace & Reconciliation

The Role of the Private Sector in Post Conflict Society

Introduced by Monica de Greiff. As the architect of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan, Paul Polman explains the role businesses can play in promoting and sustaining peace. With long term thinking at the core of his business philosophy, Paul Polman reflects on the ways in which Unilever is adapting to play its part in achieving the SDGs, particularly Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions.

18:30
Simón Bolívar Park

Closing Ceremony

The One Young World 2017 Bogotá Closing Ceremony takes place in the heart of Bogotá, in Simón Bolívar Park.

The Closing Ceremony includes:

  • Former Astronaut & One Young World Counsellor Ron Garan presents his project 'Constellation'.
  • Spoken word performance by Hussain Manawer, One Young World Returning Ambassador, and mental health activist.
  • UN Youth Envoy remarks.
  • Address by Mayor Peñalosa.
  • Handover of the One Young World baton to Mayor Krikke of The Hague.
  • The One Young World Ribbon-Tying ceremony during which delegates pledge to take action based on their Summit experience.
  • Musical performances.