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Pune to host Youth 20 meet under India’s G20 presidency this week

Pune to host the fourth Y20 Consultation Meeting on the 11th of March 2023

The Youth 20 (Y20) consultation meeting under India’s G20 presidency will be held in Pune on the 11th of March 2023 at the Symbiosis International University (SIU), Lavale in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs.

Youth 20 (Y20) is an official consultation forum for youth from all G20 member countries to be able to interact with each other. It is an attempt to create a connecting point between G20 governments and their local youth.

Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports and Information & Broadcasting, Anurag Singh Thakur will be the Chief Guest for the inauguration ceremony.

The theme for the fourth Y20 Consultation is ‘Peace building and Reconciliation: Ushering in an Era of No War- the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’. The 6 Sub themes of the seminar are (i) ‘Vikas politics’ in India as an enabler in conflict resolution, (ii) Climate Action, (iii) Gender related conflict and reforms, (iv) Education, (v) Legal Reforms needed for Social Change and (vi) Future of work.

The speakers for this Consultation are international and national youth who have done exemplary work in the field of gender equity, human rights advocacy, representation on the UNESCO SDG4 Youth Network for transforming education, youth dedicated to building communities through democratic leadership and legal reforms towards peace building.

Y20 encourages youth as future leaders to raise awareness of global issues, exchange ideas, argue, negotiate, and reach consensus.

The G20 rotating presidency bears the responsibility of hosting the youth summit, which usually takes place some weeks prior to the traditional forum to know what the youths are thinking and incorporate their suggestions in their own policy proposals.

The Y20 India Summit in 2023 would exemplify India’s youth-centric efforts and provide an opportunity to showcase its values and policy measures to the youth across the globe.

Apart from the main event, various other activities such as a cultural program hosted by Indian and international students, activities by local artists, display of products by local NGOs  and a model village to showcase Indian handicrafts will be hosted on 10th March at  the SIU, Lavale.