What is the Y20?
The Y20 and Y7 summits are official engagement groups of the G20 and G7 summits. The Y20 and Y7 summits are premier international youth conferences that bring together young leaders representing the G7 and G20 countries. The conferences allow young delegates from these countries to gather to discuss ideas and put forth recommendations concerning the global agenda discussed in the leaders’ G20 and G7 summit. The schedule of the youth summits parallels that of the leader’s summit; the outcome is a Final Communique’ containing proposals from the Young delegates that is passed on to the leader’s summit to make the voice of young people heard.
Germany’s G20 Presidency started on 1 December 2016. During Germany’s G20 Presidency, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel has been engaging in a comprehensive dialogue with civil society. She has been meeting representatives of the science and research community, the business community, the trade unions, non-governmental organizations, young people and women from G20 states. The Y20 is part of this process of engagement with the civil society.
The Y20 Summit 2017 was organized on behalf of the German Federal Government, the Federal Youth Ministry and IJAB – International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany. The results of the Summit was presented to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on 7 June 2017.
Dates and Location
The Y20 2017 conference took place in Berlin, Germany, from June 2nd to June 8th 2017.
Priorities of the G20 summit 2017
The priorities of the G20 summit in 2017 are:
- Building Resilience
- Improving Sustainability
- Assuming Responsibility