Y20 Russia 2013
The Y20 Russia 2013 Summit is the official G20 youth event held under Russian G20 Presidency alongside with G20 Leaders’ Summit. Y20 Russia 2013 follows the tradition of young leaders gatherings, where the G20 take youth ideas and opinions into consideration.
The Y20 Russia 2013 Youth Summit finished in St. Petersburg. The event brought together more than one hundred young, active and competent participants from the "Group of Twenty" (G20) and from invited countries to discuss world economy issues and develop recommendations to address the G20 Leaders. The final document – the Communique - was presented to Russian G20 Sherpa Ksenia Yudayeva and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The document will be handed to the G20 Leaders.
Leaders of youth delegations of the Y20 Russia 2013 Summit from the “Group of Eight” countries and invited countries - Spain, Ethiopia, Singapore, Brunei, Kazakhstan and Senegal, - presented the final declaration of the Youth Summit, or the Communiqué, to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
The Communique of the Y20 Russia 2013 Summit adopted the day earlier was presented to the G20 Sherpa of Russian Federation Ksenia Yudaeva. The Summit Declaration describes proposals worked out by young delegates on reforming financial architecture, youth unemployment, food security and energy efficiency, managing public debt, improving capital markets and social policy optimization.
The text of the final communiqué Y20 Russia in 2013 is available here.
On June 19th young diplomats from the "Group of Twenty" continued debating on the proposals which will be included in the final document of the Y20 Russia 2013 Summit – the Communiqué, an address of the youth to the G20 Leaders. This day the participants reviewed the second series of questions on international finance. Late in the evening of June 19th a consensus was reached: the final version of the Address of the G20 youth was adopted. On June 20 the document will be presented to Russian G20 Sherpa Ksenia Yudayeva, and later – to the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
The Y20 Russia 2013 Summit was opened by the President of the Y20 Russia 2013 Organizing Committee, Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of Russian Federation in North-western Federal District Stanislav Voskresenskiy. Being a Russian Sherpa in G20 in 2012, Mr. Voskresenskiy noted that the Group of Tweny craves for the thoughts of young generation.
On June 18th the Y20 Russia 2013 Summit begins with opening ceremony and the first working session. The framework is similar to the negotiations of diplomats and politicians in the Group of Twenty. You can watch the event online on our site - at 10:00 (Moscow time) we launch live broadcast from St. Petersburg.
Today young delegates from 20 leading economies of the world arrive in St. Petersburg to participate in Y20 Russia 2013!
The two-day final talks will start on June 18. The Y20 delegates are to discuss the Summit communiqué and ideas that will be presented to the G20 Leaders. Young delegates are expected to generate brave, realistic and bright thoughts and mechanisms that will give further impulse to the work of the Group of Twenty.
In 2009 hot and sunny Italy hosted Group of Eight (G8) and Junior Eight (J8) Summits accordingly. For the second time in a row host country limited the amount of delegates from each country – 4 persons. Traditionally during a delegate selection in Russia eight high-school students were selected, and the contest jury divided the delegation in two parts: the first “four” participated in the J8 summit, the second four winners took part in the BRIC and The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summits in Ekaterinburg.
The third junior summit alongside the G8 Summit was in Japan. In 2008, only 4 delegates could represent the G8 countries. The junior summit was held in Chitose, Hokkaido island, Japan.
The Russian delegation at the Y20 Russia 2013 Summit gave a news conference in Moscow and delivered on the ideas of the Russian youth.
The G20 countries have finished selecting the delegates for the Y20 Russia 2013 Summit, and the participants received invitations for discussing the Summit topics. Online-talks about the topics the delegates are to prepare their proposals for the G20 Leaders start on May 1st.
The finale of the contest had been recently held in the Digital October center of Moscow. After the previous two rounds (essay, CV and remote interview competition), the shortlisted candidates for the Russian delegation of the Y20 Russia 2013 Summit had a chance to express their knowledge and personality during various trainings with qualified psychologists, business challenge, meetings with leading Russian experts and government officials of Russia.
The final round of the Russian delegate selection for the Y20 Russia 2013 Summit has started in Moscow Wednesday, April 17. 5 winners of the contest will be chosen from 30 finalists to become the Russian delegates on Y20 Russia 2013 – the official G20 youth event held under Russian G20 Presidency.
The Russian innovation – holding a junior summit along with the G8 Leaders’ meeting – was a success. The next G8 presidency, Germany’s, made the gathering of youth from the leading countries a tradition, and convened the Junior Eight Summit-2008.
On March 3-4, 2013 the Second G20 Sherpas' Meeting was held in Moscow within the framework of Russia's G20 Presidency. On the first day of the meeting delegates were addressed by the representatives of the G20 outreach groups - Business 20, Civil 20 and Youth 20.
By Ariana Alisjahbana, Indonesia
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On February 14-16, youth communities leaders from 18 countries of the G20 gathered together at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum-2013 to discuss mutual cooperation and major details of the youth summits organizing, Y20 Russia 2013 in particular.
In 2006 Russia hosted the G8 for the first time. One of the unique ideas for the Russian G8 presidency was to hold a junior summit – an event dedicated to supply fresh thoughts and support young bright minds of the G8. In fact, it was the Russian Federation which initiated such high-profile meetings of two generations of leaders.
As highlighted in Russian G20 Presidency's Outreach Strategy, 2013 will be an opportunity for the Russian Presidency to showcase the innovation and energy of young people. Thus, we would like to provide you with some information regarding the only official G20 youth event under the Russian Presidency - Y20 Russia 2013. This Youth Summit will take place in Saint Petersburg between the 18th and the 21st of June 2013 and we consider it a significant part of the outreach dialogue of the Russian Presidency.
Representatives of the G20 countries will take part in the youth section “Generation-2020” of the 10th Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. On February 14th, leaders of the largest youth organizations which are parts of International Diplomatic Engagement Association (IDEA) community will join the youth section “Generation-2020” to discuss several matters.
On January 19, 2013 the presentation of the official youth summit Y20 Russia 2013 will be held within the framework of the Gaidar Forum.
On December 13, Moscow hosted the conference on Priorities of the Russia's G20 Presidency. Russia's G20 Sherpa Ksenia Yudaeva said that Russia plans to work closely with outreach groups, namely, civil society (Civil-20), business (B20), trade unions (Labour-20), expert (Think-20) and youth communities (Y20). For the latter the Y20 Russia 2013 Summit will be held in June.
On December 12, Moscow hosted the G20 Sherpas' Meeting in a series of inaugural events of Russia's G20 presidency. The meeting kicked-off the discussion of the top priority issues of global economic agenda and hinted the scope of necessary joint actions.
On December 1, 2012, Russia will assume the presidency of the G20, the informal grouping of the world's biggest economies. We see this above all as a chance to offer our partners a positive and substantive agenda aimed at resolving the common problems of concern to all countries. We will of course also make effective use of our presidency to address our long-term national goals and strengthen Russia's place in global economic governance.