Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Y20 Summit under G20 hosted by Department of Youth Affairs, Government of India from 17th to 20th August, 2023, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Posted On: 15 AUG 2023 6:05PM by PIB Lucknow

Under the framework of G20 Presidency of India, Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India is organizing Youth 20 Summit-2023 from 17th – 20th August, 2023 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. More than 100 delegates are expected to attend the meeting, where around 150 delegates from G20 countries, Guest countries and International Organizations would be discussing on the following five identified themes of Y20:


1. Future of Work: Industry 4.0, Innovation and 21st Century Skills
2. Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Ushering in an Era of No War
3. Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction: Making Sustainability a Way of Life
4. Shared Future: Youth in Democracy and Governance
5. Health, Wellbeing and Sports: Agenda for Youth


The Y20 Summit is the culmination of Inception Meeting at Guwahati, 14 Youth-20 Consultations conducted at prominent educational institutions, Pre Summit at Leh, Ladakh, Brainstorming sessions, Y20 Chaupals and various Jan Bhagidari events conducted across the country in the run-up to the main Y20 Summit. The Y20 Summit will bring together youth experts, decision makers and youth representatives from G20 countries to negotiate, finalize and signing the Y20 Communiqué created from the conclusions of the discussions conducted during past few months. This Y20 Communiqué will showcase the substance of India’s common vision covering the five identified themes and will make sure that the voices of young people are heard by those who make the highest-level policy decisions.


The Y20 Summit will be graced by Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Hon’ble Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports and Shri Nisith Pramanik, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (MoS) for Youth Affairs & Sports.


This Summit will provide opportunities for collaboration and networking with other stakeholders and contribute to the development of young people and discuss the Youth agenda on a global platform.


Youth20 is one of the official Engagement Groups of the G20. The Youth20 (Y20) Engagement Group has organised discussions and consultations pan-India, to consult the youth of the nation on ideas for a better tomorrow and draft an agenda for action. Y20 has proved to be a platform for youth to express their perspectives and ideas on G20 priorities.

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