First meeting of Youth-20 Engagement Group begins in Guwahati

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First meeting of Youth-20 Engagement Group begins in Guwahati

The first meeting of the three-day Youth-20 Engagement Group under India's G20 chairmanship began in Guwahati, Assam on 6 February.

An overview of the news

  • The meeting will be held at the IIT-Guwahati campus.

  • The summit will provide an opportunity for students to present their views to a worldwide audience.

  • Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur will hold 'Yuva Samvad' with Y20 delegates, followed by the release of White Paper on various topics.

  • More than 150 youth delegates from G20 countries are participating in the meeting.

  • More than 12000 college and university students are also expected to participate in the meeting.

  • Each higher education institution in Assam will also organise an awareness campaign in 10 nearby schools to sensitise the schools about the G-20 grouping and functioning.

  • Y-20 works with the objective of providing a platform to the youth to raise their concerns on contemporary issues.

Theme of discussion

  • Future of Work: Industry 4.0

  • Innovation and 21st century 

  • Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Sustainability as a Way of Life 

  • Peace Building and Reconciliation: Ushering in an Era of No War

  • Shared Future 

  • Youth in Democracy and Governance

  • Health, Wellbeing & Sports: Agenda for Youth

  • About Youth-20

    • Y-20 was launched in 2012.

    • It is the youth edition of the G-20 Summit and the only officially recognized forum for youth to engage with the G-20.

    • It is one of the most influential international diplomatic forums for young leaders.

    • It is one of the eight official engagement groups under the G-20 umbrella.

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