The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur lifted the curtains for Y20 (Youth20) under the G20 2023 summit on April 5th to continue till the 6th of 2023. As India has been honoured with hosting the G20 summit 2023 with a motif of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (One Earth, One Family, One Future). This has turned into a great opportunity for Indian youth to showcase their ideas and deliberations into finding innovative solutions regarding the graving global concerns.
The fact that the world is dealing with a global crisis and India is home to 65% of the young population is not unheard of. That is why the most important pressing matters of the global meet prioritise the Y20 agendas. Because no one but the youth can come as a saviour in disguise to improve the social, economical, climatical, democratical, and other core areas that affect the future of a nation. Therefore, it becomes imperative for young minds to be aware of the core Y20 themes and how as a youth you can benefit from them.
This Blog Includes:
- What is Y20 Summit?
- Y20 Summit Events
- Y20 Summit Themes: Future of Growth and Scope
What is Y20 Summit?
The Y20 Consultation is a forum that unites young people to network, exchange thoughts and experiences, and discuss creative answers to urgent global issues. A pan-Indian event, the Y20 Consultation is being organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, in the lead-up to the final Youth-20 Summit, which will take place in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Future policies will be shaped in part by the discussions that result from these consultations.
Y20 Summit Events
The Forum of Youth 20 (Y20) is a golden opportunity for young and brilliant minds to express their suggestions to raise awareness and ideate ways to deal with contagious global issues. As the Youth20 consultation is an official forum that recognizes the exchange of ideas, counter majors, and negotiations among the participating youths. The Y20 event 2023 is not to be missed and look forward to it.
|Important Dates||Y20 Events 2023||Venue|
|January 6th 2023||Curtain Raiser||New Delhi|
|January 6th to 8th 2023||Inception Meeting||Guwahati, Assam|
|February 25th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh|
|February 25th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Vadodara, Gujarat|
|March 4th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Chandigarh|
|March 11th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Pune, Maharashtra|
|March 15th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Amritsar Punjab|
|March 24th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|April 6th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh|
|April 14th & 15th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||KIT, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha|
|April 19th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir|
|April 26th to 28th 2023||Pre Summit||Leh|
|May 4th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Imphal, Manipur|
|May 5th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Rishikesh, Uttarakhand|
|May 11th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir|
|May 16th 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Bengaluru, Karnataka|
|June 1st 2023||Youth20 Consultation||Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh|
|August 17th to 20th 2023||Main Youth20 Summit||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
Y20 Summit Themes: Future of Growth and Scope
Before jumping straight to observe the G20 Youth20 events, it is wiser to become aware of the Y20 themes. Otherwise, even after being physically present in any of the consultation meets, you would either find yourself lost in jargon or unable to add value to the events. To avoid such occurrences, here you go with the core Y20 themes that bring optimism for future growth and endless scope:
Future of Work: Industry 4.0, Innovation and 21st Century Skills
Fourth Industrial Revolution witnessed many confluences in terms of advancements. Be it witnessing the age of digitalisation or experiencing technological growth. The industrial and market workplace has witnessed it all. But the Global20 (G20) governing bodies firmly believe in the limitless calibre of the youth and their capability to aid in future to work. With the same belief here are the focus areas of the first theme intending to bring a change in the industrial future across the world.
- Workspace through the principle of Learn, Unlearn, Relearn, and Reskill.
- Growth through collaboration and cross-border innovation.
- The New Age Industry.
- Prioritising Start-up ecosystem.
- Bringing back traditional economy under Industry 4.0.
Health, Wellbeing and Sports: Agenda for Youth
The health, well-being, and sports agenda of the Y20 summit serves the importance of healthcare development as a need of the hour. Especially when the pandemic has taken a toll on the mundane lifestyle, health, and working space of the masses. Hence, the health ministers of G20 will affirm everyone about the key role of youth in the areas and the opportunity they can avail to bring innovation. Hence, it becomes an opportunity for the youth to understand the following focus areas and find their roots in them:
- Digital Health Infrastructure promotion.
- Mental and Physical well-being through yoga.
- Health financing for the Youth.
- Substance abuse prevention.
- Indigenous sports promotion.
Participatory governance, in which citizens participate in democratic decision-making processes, is the new paradigm of sound government and effective democracy. Hence, keeping the idea of a shared future at its core the theme will focus on the following aspects:
- Youth’s role in legislature and politics.
- Governing and leadership training.
- Community governance roles.
- Youth as a policy maker and governing body.
Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Ushering in an Era of No War
Amidst all the global developments, peace across the world has always been at stake. Therefore, it is very crucial to inculcate the idea of peacebuilding and reconciliation n youth to leave a no-war era. Thus, the theme will focus on the following area:
- Peacebuilding and prevention of conflicts.
- Bringing the global north and south pole closer inch by inch.
- Regulation of Non-State Actors.
Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Sustainability a Way of Life
To keep climate change and disaster risks at bay, the Global20 partners plan to press on the following matter to seek youth contribution to the cause:
- Shifting or adapting to the ways of sustainable living.
- Disaster Risks mitigation.
- Promoting the knowledge of Green Energy and its benefits
The Y20 Summit 2023 has started garnering loud cheers from the Indian youth since its opening. We hope that you have also found your motive to join the cause and bring a change to the table by making the most out of global opportunities being offered in the various G20 countries.
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