AS Cairns gears up to host the G20 Finance Ministers’ Meeting later this year, Federal MP Warren Entsch is encouraging young people in the region to put their hand up to represent Australia at the Y20 Summit.
The Y20, to be held from July 12-15 in Sydney, is the premier youth forum associated with the G20 event and young people only have until February 21st to submit their application.
“This is a fabulous opportunity for young people to make their voices heard on pressing global economic challenges, and involves policy discussions by youth from the G20 member states,” Mr Entsch said.
The Summit provides an opportunity for five young Australians, aged 18-30, to represent Australia. The Australian delegates will work with delegates from the G20 member and invited countries to develop policy along the themes of growth, youth unemployment, and sustainable economic development. Outcomes from the Summit will be presented at the November G20 Leaders’ Meeting.
Mr Entsch said the Australian Government will cover all in-country costs of the Y20 Summit program, including up to five nights’ accommodation, meals and airport transports.
“People interested in applying must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and they should be actively involved in the public, private and/or civil society sectors,” Mr Entsch said.
To find out more, people can contact the Y20 Information Line on 1300 857 536, or click on the logo below. Completed applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 February 2014.