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Apply to be a delegate at the G20 Youth Summit 2019

The Future Leaders Network is seeking a delegation of two talented young people to represent the United Kingdom at the 2019 G20 Summit in Tokyo, Japan. 

About the G20 Youth Summit

The Y20 is the youth engagement group of the G20, an international summit of among the largest advanced and developing economies in the world. The purpose of the youth engagement group is to highlight the most pressing issues affecting young people and to connect with young leaders in order to solicit their solutions to tackle these challenges. The Y20 summit takes the form of a week-long conference in the host country, bringing together young leaders from across the globe, to discuss and debate the big issues. The output of the summit is a communiqué which is presented world leaders as part of the official G20 summit. This is a unique opportunity to influence at the highest level.
We are looking for two talented young people to represent the United Kingdom. Delegations will negotiate a final consensus communiqué, focused on producing specific, actionable recommendations for the G20. These recommendations will inform a month of intensive advocacy after the end of the Y20 and before world leaders meet in Osaka, Japan in June 2019. 

The 2019 Summit's agenda has been announced, and below are the official summit themes:

  • International Trade

  • Business and the Environment

  • Future of Work

The 2019 Y20 Summit will take place in Tokyo, Japan in May 2019. There are no participation fees. The Japanese Government will cover the cost of accommodation, meals and airport transfers for all official Y20 Summit delegates.


To be eligible to represent the UK at the 2019 Y20 Summit, you must:

  • be no more than 30 years old at the time of the Summit; 

  • be a citizen of the United Kingdom and hold a valid UK passport;

  • be able to attend Summit for its entire duration and participate in the online pre-negotiation on regular basis.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, meet people from all over the world and genuinely help to shape the thinking of the G20 process and the leadership of the participating countries.