In its fourth edition, Bogota will bring to the Forum the knowledge resulting from its experiences to nurture dialogues and reflections leading to the prevention and participatory resolution of conflicts, as well as to the strengthening of peace processes that arise in the cities and territories of the world.

Initiatives such as the Territorial Development Programs (PDET), support for the reincorporation processes of ex-combatants and their families, the dignification of the victims of the armed conflict, and local processes of citizen reconciliation, among others, make the Colombian capital a propitious framework for learning about the achievements, opportunities and challenges in peace building.

Within this framework, and following the five thematic axes of the fourth edition of the Forum, a series of panel-type spaces, discussions and laboratories have been designed to facilitate the exchange of experiences and the appropriation of knowledge. In addition, a cultural agenda focused on peace and care initiatives has been added.

Minute by minute

Day 1 – june 27

Inauguration ceremony 

General Panel I:

Municipal Peace Conversations: City Diplomacy and Transformative Diplomacy 

General panel II: 

Causes and effects of increasing multicriminality in cities affecting social peace. 

Discussions (parallel sessions) 

A look at climate change and its impact on human mobility

Co-learning laboratories

(parallel sessions)


Lab 1:

Combating violence against women at the local level. 


Lab 2:

What tools could a human security framework offer to address the causes that generate insecurities in cities? 


Lab 3:

How to generate citizen practices that give agency to individuals from recognition and memory? 


Lab 4:

Coalitions and women’s political participation in peace building processes. 


Lab 5:

How to address climate migration from the political responses of local governments?

City Experiences (open to the general public)   

Guided Tour – Center for Memory, Peace and Reconciliation 


Presentation “Cuando las aguas se juntan” – Cinemateca de Bogotá 


“Cuando las aguas se Juntan” is the story of a group of women who suffer from war, but dare to build for peace. Against all kinds of obstacles they have confronted armed actors, won unprecedented lawsuits of sexual violence, challenged the cocaine economy and have heard and embraced each other to heal the pain that the war has left them. 


These women, like the small rivers that unite to form the great Amazon, have opened a channel for a new politics centered on the human being, on solidarity and love, something corny in a man’s world, but possible in a world where women have a voice.

Day 2 – june 28

Guided tour – Manzana del cuidado en Ciudad Bolívar (public to be defined) 


The District Care System is a Bogota program to recognize, reduce and redistribute unpaid care work among everyone. For this purpose, the Manzanas del Cuidado (Care Blocks) were designed and implemented, areas in the city where free services are concentrated to study, undertake, rest, exercise, receive medical, psychological and legal attention, aimed at caregivers and their families. 


There are 48,021 people living in the area covered by the Manzana del Cuidado de Ciudad Bolívar. Of these, 5,416 are women caregivers, 3,838 are children under five, 3,516 are elderly and 2,448 are people with disabilities. 


General Panel III (1st part) 

How does caring for people, particularly women and youth, contribute to generating conditions of stability and social peace that strengthen democracy? 

General Panel III (2nd part) 

How does a vision of care advance the equality, equity and sustainability agendas?

Discussions (parallel sessions) 


• Rethinking initiatives to break dynamics of inequity and stigmatization that affect urban peace and human security 


• Resident Coordinator for the United Nations in Colombia


• Culture of reconciliation and memory to build more peaceful territories, cities and societies.


• A new social contract for common care


• Design of cities to facilitate the establishment of services closer to citizens: green territories, better connected and with access to care to improve quality of life.

Working day on security and justice


Working group of mayors and mayoresses 

Closing ceremony 


Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogota:

Sons and Daughters for Peace Choir 

Main links

  1. Forum Agenda
  2. Bogota Logostic
  3. Turism in Bogotá

Social networks


  • Adress:
  • Cr8 # 10-65 Piso 3
    Dirección de Relaciones Internacionales