The Y20 Australia 2014 summit is taking place in Sydney, Australia this week (12-15 July 2014).
The Summit will host 120 youth delegates from G20 member countries, representing the best and brightest young people from across the world and 12 delegates from invited guest nations (Myanmar, Senegal, Singapore, New Zealand, Spain and the Head of the African Union).
The best and brightest young people from across the world will be invited to consider the key themes of the summit and work collaboratively to devise solutions to issues that not only factor strongly in the 2014 G20 but are also extremely salient issues for young people – growth and jobs creation; global citizenship; and sustainable development.
An article by Pro Bono Australia says that rising levels of youth unemployment will be the key issue to be addressed at this year’s Y20 Youth Summit. According to the Y20 Planning Group, globally, more than 651 million young people are not in employment, education or training and in every G20 nation, the rate of youth unemployment is double or triple that of adults.
Y20 Planning Group Chair Holly Ransom said this was a trend that needed to be immediately addressed.
Youth unemployment can be looked at as being a catalyst for many other difficulties experienced throughout life
Holly Ransom (aged 23) has been named by the Financial Review and Westpac as one of the 100 Most Influential Australian Women.