12 Jul 2014 to 15 Jul 2014
16 Jul 2014 - 7:30pm
Thank you for that introduction. This Summit is the culmination of many months of hard work by the Y20 Planning Group under the dedicated leadership of yourself and Holly Ransom. In my opening address on Sunday I took the opportunity to thank you in advance for what I knew would be an exceptionally busy few days, following a very busy few months.
16 Jul 2014 - 5:30pm
Around 120 young people from across the G20 nations have concluded a three-day Youth 20 (Y20) summit in Sydney, discussing the important economic issues that face youth today and finalising their recommendations to G20 world leaders. A number of the summit sessions were live-streamed, allowing hundreds of young people worldwide to participate in the summit through a live chat facility and Twitter. One of the main themes discussed at the 2014 Y20 Summit was youth unemployment. Youth unemployment is an issue for every nation, particularly since the Global Financial Crisis. Globally, it is estimated that more than 74 million young people are out of work, which is 40 per cent of the world’s unemployed.
15 Jul 2014 - 1:15pm
The 120 Youth 20 delegates from G20 nations were today farewelled at the closing ceremony of the Youth 20 (Y20) Summit in Sydney. Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, attended the ceremony today on behalf of the Australian Government. "Today's ceremony marks the culmination of many months of preparation and hard work by the Y20 Planning Group and the 2014 delegates," Senator Ryan said.
15 Jul 2014 - 5:00pm
Senator and Parliamentary Secretary Scott Ryan, representatives of the diplomatic community and delegates of the Y20, thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. I’d like to begin by congratulating you all on what I know has been a very successful meeting over the past few days. In particular I would like to thank Holly, Joshua and the Australian Y20 Planning Group for all the work they have put into making the Y20 a success this year.
13 Jul 2014 - 10:30am
It is a pleasure to be with you this morning at this opening ceremony of the Y20 Youth Summit and to welcome you to Sydney and Australia. At the outset I would like to thank the Co-Chairs of the Y20 Planning Group, Mr Josh Zwar and Ms Holly Ransom for their leadership, and the entire Y20 Planning Group for their efforts in preparing this Summit. It has involved a great deal of unpaid and voluntary work thus far, and I also take this opportunity to thank them in advance for the work to come over coming days.
13 Jul 2014 - 10:15am
Delegates representing the youth from G20 nations were today welcomed to Sydney for the official Youth 20 (Y20) Summit. Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, said over the next three days 120 youth delegates from G20 nations will be discussing the most pressing economic challenges facing young people around the world.
10 Jul 2014 - 10:45am
Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, has commended the Y20 Planning Group on their work to date and their focus on youth employment. On behalf of young delegates from G20 countries, the Australian Y20 Planning Group recently presented its draft proposals to the G20 Sherpas. The three proposals centred on encouraging youth entrepreneurship; enhancing labour mobility to help young people move to where the work is; and tackling youth unemployment – a challenge for many G20 countries.
19 Jun 2014 - 9:15am
Until the end of June, people are able to submit questions via the online discussion website Our Say and vote for their favourite. The top three questions will be put to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Brett Mason, who will answer them in a video to be posted online.
19 Jun 2014 - 9:30am
Media registration for the Y20 Summit is now open and media outlets interested in accessing the young international talent are encouraged to apply in order to avoid disappointment.