Y8/Y20 Summits (G8/G20 Youth Summits)

Abstract

The Y7/Y8 and Y20 Summits, formerly known as the G8 & G20 Youth Summits, are international youth conferences held alongside the Group of Seven (G7) / Group of Eight (G8) and Group of Twenty (G20) inter-governmental meetings. The concept of Y7 & Y20 events has increasingly become an in-built part of the host country’s plans for G7 and G20 events and organised centrally. These are often held before, or in parallel, to the official Ministerial programme, alongside other side events such as business and civil society. The Youth events bring together young people to agree, adopt and present a Youth Communiqué.

Since 2006, Youth Summits have taken place in:

  • 2006 – Y8 – St Petersburg
  • 2007 – Y8 – Berlin
  • 2008 – Y8 – Yokohama
  • 2009 – Y8 – Milan
  • 2010 – Y8 & Y20 – Vancouver
  • 2011 – Y8 & Y20 – Paris
  • 2012 – Y20 – Puebla, Mexico
  • 2012 – Y8 & Y20 – Washington (Document: English Version 2012a)
  • 2013 – Y8 London (Document: English Version 2013)
  • 2013 – Y20 St Petersburg (Document: Russian Version 2013)
  • 2014 – Y20 – Sydney
  • 2015 – Y20 – Istanbul
  • 2016 – Y7 – Tokyo
  • 2016 – Y20 – Beijing & Shanghai – PDF is unavailable. See the online communique here.