Japan hosts Y7 Summit
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This week, Tokyo will host the Y7 Summit – the official youth summit for the G7 countries. Groups of young delegates from across the G7 countries, in addition to observers from Japan, Cameroon, Norway and Turkey, will be welcomed to the city for four days. The summit is similar to G7 negotiations and aims to determine a strong message from the young people of these countries, commenting on international security, labour, and sustainable development. In the pre-negotiation (the presentation of the recommendations made by each G7 youth delegate), the main themes are telling: young people across the world are uniting in the realisation that true, equitable and just solutions to the migration crisis, climate change and terrorism must be reached. Strong leadership across the demographic spectrum must be shown in order to tackle ever-growing global concerns. I will be attending the summit as an EU delegate for Sustainable Development. Four others make up the EU team: Head delegate Helene (from France), Kaspar (from Germany), Alexia (from Italy) and Olga (from Poland). Together we hope to effectively represent the views of young people within the EU on issues that should concern us all. This summit will show not only how united youths are on global issues, but it will highlight the discrepancies between the real policies of world leaders and the (arguably ideological) views of younger demographics. That said, ideologists are needed at a time where ideology seems to be escaping mainstream policy and approaches to global crises. At a time where the UK, at a national level, is questioning its membership within the EU, I have never felt more strongly tied to my EU colleagues. It seems that our ideals, policy recommendations and views on global issues are similar, and together we hope to create a stronger, united voice for youths – one that will have a greater chance of being heard by world leaders, and get us closer to making an impact.
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