On 1 December 2013, Australia took over the G20 presidency. The world’s 20 largest economies will come together in Brisbane in 2014 for the G20. The Y20, as the official G20 event for youth, provides a platform for young leaders to discuss new ideas and engage in meaningful discussions on issues that affect young people. The Y20 will help strengthen the G20 discussions and outcomes by harnessing the special flavour and energy that young people have to offer.
A Y20 Planning Group has been selected to plan and manage Australia’s delivery of the Australian Y20 in 2014. The Planning Group will develop the agenda and consider policy components in line with G20 directions.
Aside from being incredibly passionate, the Y20 Planning Group members have demonstrated expertise in areas such as youth policy, energy, development, entrepreneurship, international relations, climate change and economics.
The Planning Group is supported by the Office for Youth, in the Department of Education. In facilitating planning leading up to the Y20 Summit, the Office for Youth will work with the Y20 Planning Group in consultation with the G20 Taskforce in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.