YPFP and Global Roundtable are proud to announce the recruitment process to select TWO delegates that will represent the United States at this year’s Y20 Summit in Córdoba, Argentina.
WHAT IS THE Y20?
The Y20 is a leadership summit that convenes young professionals from G20 countries for one week each year to develop policy solutions to current global challenges. Please see the official Y20 2018 website for more background on this year’s Y20 summit.
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE 2018 Y20?
The Y20 Summit will take place from August 13-18 in Córdoba, Argentina. Delegates must arrive in Córdoba on August 12.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE Y20?
Delegates will participate in online discussion groups (pre-Y20) and negotiation working groups (at the Y20) focused on four main issues related to education for development. They include:
- Skills for the 21st century: education for employment, innovative educational methodologies, reducing gender and inequality gaps, teaching skills and citizenship
- Future of work: adapt the current labor paradigm, policies for retraining and re-skilling workforce, new technologies, welfare policies, labor policies
- Entrepreneurship and self-employment: social entrepreneurship, innovation and welfare effects, youth unemployment, infrastructure to foster local consumption and collaboration, digital economy
- Sustainable development and circular economy: strong, sustainable and inclusive development, circular and blue economy, sustainable consumption and resource efficiency
The Y20 will also consist of workshops with high profile government, business, and civil society speakers; sightseeing and cultural immersion; and networking opportunities with young professionals from around the world.
At the end of the process, delegates draft and approve a communiqué outlining specific policy proposals. These recommendations are then presented directly to G20 leaders at the G20 Summit.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE U.S. DELEGATION TO THE Y7?
YPFP and Global Roundtable seek two (2) young professionals who are interested in international affairs and diplomacy to apply for the U.S. delegation. Current U.S. federal government employees are not eligible.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY
- U.S. citizens who possess U.S. passports
- Live in the continental U.S., Puerto Rico, or U.S. Territories at the time of departure to Argentina
- Potentially commit to working 10 hours a month on follow up actions of Y20, for up to 12 months
- Young professionals ages 21-30
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL TRAITS
- Intellectual curiosity
- Demonstrated leadership experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of at least one of the four Y20 topics
- The capacity to understand global problems with a multicultural perspective
HOW DOES THE SELECTION PROCESS WORK?
YPFP and Global Roundtable will select two U.S. delegates: one Academic Delegate and one Social Leader Delegate. One female and one male delegate will be selected. An independent committee will review all applications based on the program requirements and application materials submitted. Note, the delegation does not represent the U.S. government in any official capacity.
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the Y20 Application by 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.