The Group of Twenty (G20) was established in 1999 to connect leading industrial and developing economies to discuss key issues affecting the global economy, with the first Leaders’ Summit held in Washington in 2008. The Y20 Summit is a youth-led event bringing together young people from around the G20 to discuss and debate the G20 Leaders’ agenda. The summit concludes with the drafting of the Y20 Communiqué which is presented to the G20 leaders.

2016 Y20 Delegates

Y20 Germany will be the fifth time Global Voices has hosted an Australian delegation to the Y20.


Global Voices selects and supports Australia's official delegation to the Y20


Y20 China Highlights (2016)

  • Li Yuanchao, Vice President of China.
  • Meeting and address with the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
  • Panel discussion with world leaders in policy and finance.Round-table discussion in the areas of Green Life and Sustainability, Social Justice and Equal Opportunities, Poverty Elimination and Joint Development, Partnerships and Global Economic Governance and Entrepreneurship and Creative Thinking. These discussions contributed to the Y20 communiqué, which was presented to the G20 leaders, recommending important policy in these areas.

Global Voices 2016 y20 china delegates at the plenary opening banquet

Global Voices 2016 y20 china delegates at the plenary opening banquet

official australian delegation, Beijing

official australian delegation, Beijing