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
Youth in Democracy and Governance
Health, Wellbeing & Sports: Agenda for Youth
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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