Results of Activities of Association

“The Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine as the central executive authority which is responsible for the development and implementation of the state youth policy took into consideration the Final Results of the G200 Youth Forum 2016 and recommendation developed by the participants of the Forum. Taking this opportunity we would like to express our gratitude for provided materials and wish you every success in your activity directed to promote improvement of the situation in the youth sphere.”

Mr. Mykola Danevych, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports of Ukraine, Ukraine
22 June 2016

“Thank you very much for the worldwide dissemination of the G200 Youth Forum 2016 results. The Austrian Ministry for Education does not only feel obliged to accompany young people in the education institutions on their ways to become active citizens; for us it is equally important to listen to the young generation’s voices and to let their wishes and demands help shaping our education policies. Hence, we will carefully look into the results and recommendations of the G200 Youth Forum 2016.”

Mag. Hanspeter Huber, Federal Minister, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Frauen, Republic of Austria
17 June 2016

“Thank you for your letter and for sharing with us the G200 Youth Forum 2016 Final Results. The Romanian Presidential Administration is currently developing a three-year long national public consultation on the future of education and research in Romania at the 2030 horizon, aimed at finding a common societal vision and country objectives, shaping a strategy and work-plan, which will then be used to support potential legal, policy and governance changes. In this context, the results of the G200 Youth Forum 2016 offer an interesting view on sport and youth policy, culture, education and media, as well as on aspects such as nurturing happiness among youth, mobility and internationalization of higher education, and tolerance in an increasingly globalized and multicultural world.  The recommendations will be taken into account by our initiative and we appreciate the comprehensive perspective of youth around the world on these very important topics.”

Ms. Ligia Deca, State Adviser, Department of Education and Research, Romanian Presidential Administration, Romania
9 June 2016

“I would like to sincerely thank you for bringing to my attention the Final Results of the G200 Youth Forum 2016. May I also convey to my warm congratulations and best wishes for the continuous success of your noble activities.”

His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
2 May 2016

“By instructions of the President of Colombia, Mr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, I want to thank you for sending us a copy of the Final Results of the G200 Youth Forum that took place in Germany on April of the current year. We will take a look to the content of the document and will let you know if any relevant comment.”

Ms. Cristina Pardo Schlesinger, Legal Secretary, Presidencia de la República, Colombia
2 May 2016

“The President of the European Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, has asked me to thank you for your letter of 14 April 2016 in which you enclose a copy of the Final Results of the G200 Youth Forum 2016. The President has taken note of their content with interest.”

Ms. Pauline Rouch, Political Advisor, Office of the Presiden, European Commission
20 April 2016

“I would like to congratulate you on your initiative to bring together young people and future decision-makers on an international platform, and wish you a successful development of the G200 Youth Forum in the future. Your documentation of the Final Results of the G200 Youth Forum 2016 was forwarded to the responsible Ministry.”

Ms. Katharina Wieser, Deputy Diplomatic Advisor, Office of the Federal President of the Republic of Austria
19 April 2016

“Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling has requested me to acknowledge with thanks, your letter of May 3, 2015 and enclosure, G200 Youth Forum 2015 Final Results from His Excellency Charles Angelo Savarin, D.A.H., President of the Commonwealth of Dominica on her appointment as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.”

Secretary to the Governor-General, Bahamas
21 August 2015

“On behalf of the President of Romania, Mr. Klaus-Werner Iohannis, we would like to thank you for your thoughtfulness in sending the Final Results of the G200 Youth Forum 2015. The Final Results Report proves that at the core of the discussions were high global priorities such as: sustainable agriculture, climate change, globalisation, brain drain, social security and health issues. This report shows the important amount of work of a team of professionals both organizers and participants whom we would like to congratulate. I wish you great success in your future endeavours.”

Mr. Andrei Muraru, Presidential Advisor, Presidential Administration, Romania
June 2015

“On behalf of His Excellency, the Governor-General, I acknowledge receipt of your letter. His Excellency thanks you for your letter and your willingness to brief the relevant authorities in Jamaica. However, this is not a matter within The Governor­General's purview and your letter will be forwarded to the Ministry with responsibility for Youth and Culture.”

Mrs. Ingrid McLennon Kelly, Senior Executive Assistant to the Governor-General, Jamaica
3 June 2015

Original text in French

“Le Président de la République française a pris connaissance avec attention des conclusions de la 10ème édition du forum G200 de Iajeunesse, qui s’est déroulé en Allemagne du 29 avril au 3 mai derniers. Monsieur François HOLLANDE m’a confié le soin de vous remercier de votre envoi et de vous assurer de tout l’intérêt porté aux travaux et aux recommandations contenus dans ce document, qui témoignent de la qualité et de la richesse des débats et des échanges organisés au cours de ce forum. Je vous prie d’agréer, Madame la Présidente, l’assurance de rna consideration distinguée.”

Unofficial translation in English

“The President of France has taken careful note of the conclusions of the 10th G200 Youth Forum, which was held in Germany from the 29th of April until the 3rd of May. François Hollande has entrusted me to thank you for your letter and assure you of the interest in the work and recommendations contained in the Final Results, which reflect the quality and wealth of the debates and exchanges organized during this Forum. Please accept, Madam President, the assurance of my highest consideration.”

Ms. Isabelle Sima, Nouvelle Chef de Cabinet de la Présidence, France
22 May 2015

“His Majesty the King of the Netherlands has instructed me to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated May 3, 2015. I thank you most sincerely for the G200 Youth Forum 2015 Final Results.”

Mrs. M. Beuker, Director of the King's Office, the Netherlands
20 May 2015

“H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco thanks you very much for your letter dated May 3rct, 2015 presenting Him the Final Results of the G200 Youth Forum 2015.”

Mr. Georges Lisimachio, Head of Cabinet, S.A.S. Le Prince de Monaco
19 May 2015

“The Aide de Camp has the honour to present his compliments to Mrs. Ksenia Khoruzhnikova and  to acknowledge receipt of the G200 Youth Forum 2015 Final Results she so kindly addressed to His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Upon orders received the Aide de Camp conveys to Mrs. Ksenia Khoruzhnikova the very best thanks of His Royal Highness.”

L’Aide de Camp, Luxemburg
11May 2015

“As the Director-General of the Mexican Institute of Youth (Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud, INJUVE), the national institution responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of youth policy in Mexico is very important to know the outputs of the Forum. Last year, in 2013, the IMJUVE headed the first-ever National Youth Consultation. During 3 months, we organized consultation forums in the 32 federal entities or States with the participation of more than 50, 000 people including young indigenous leaders, young people with disabilities, different political party representatives, civil society and NGO representatives, and technical observers who advise us in the methodology. It is very gratifying to note that our youth policy proposal is close to the results of the ninth G20 Youth Forum 2014, for example, the propositions about entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, education, global migration, ecology and environment, law and women rights, social rights and social affairs, gender equality, food security and job mobility. The “Final Results” has been a great opportunity to know experiences, best practices and solutions.”

Mr. Jose Manuel Romero Coello, Director-General, Mexican Institute of Youth, Mexico
15 July 2014

“I was interested to read the G20 Youth Summit Communiqué and wish to ensure you that we share your concern at the unacceptability high number of unemployment young people across the world. That is why tackling youth unemployment should continue to be at the top of the G20 agenda. I note your recommendation on business development skills and generating a culture of youth entrepreneurship. I agree that creating an entrepreneurial culture among young people could be one way of addressing the youth unemployment problem and the European Commission has taken a number of measures to this end. May I ensure you that the recommendations of the social partners and those of other engaged groups , such as yours, provide valuable input for EU policymaking and for G20 process.”

Ms. Raquel Lucas, Member of President’s Office, European Commission, Belgium
26 June 2014

“I can assure you that the contents of your letter and the final results of the ninth G20 Youth Forum 2014 have been duly brought to the attention of His Excellency János Áder, President of the Republic of Hungary.”

Mr. László Szőke, Director, Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary, Hungary
25 June 2014

“I strongly believe in enhancing the focus on youth involvement, empowerment and protection. Youth must be considered agents of change, encouraged to be active decision-making participants, and treated as vital assets in their communities. In recognition of youth’s critical stake in our future, the Secretary-General’s five-year action agenda includes a focus on deepening the existing youth programmes on employment, entrepreneurship, education political inclusion, citizenship and protection of rights. I commend you on your efforts which are very much aligned with these priorities.”

Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, United Nations, USA
23 June 2014

“At the outset, allow me to congratulate you on the success of the event and the pertinence of the Forum’s recommendations, which confirms that young people have both the will and the skills to engage as meaningful actors in the political, economic and social processes of their societies, while stressing the continued need to include them fully in such processes and to invest in the development of their capacities. Such priorities are very much in line with UNESCO’s work in the field, as defined in the Organization’s Operational Strategy on Youth for 2014 -2021.”

Mr. Philippe Quéau, Director-General, UNESCO, France
11 June 2014 

“Thank you for providing the Prime Minister with these recommendations. Your courtesy in bringing this information to our attention is appreciated. You may be assured that your comments have been reviewed with interest.”

Mr. M. Bredeson, Executive Correspondence Officer, Office of the Prime Minister, Canada
6 June 2014

“Acting on instructions from His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxembourg I would like to thank you very much for the interesting documentation regarding the G20 Youth Forum which took place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen from 7 to 11 May 2014.”

Mr. Pierre Bley, Le maréchal de la cour, Luxemburg
2 June 2014

“The President is grateful for your thoughtfulness in writing and for enclosing the final results of the ninth G20 Youth Forum 2014 which took place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany from 7-11 May, 2014. The President looks forward to studying the final results document and sends his best wishes to you for the continued work of the G8 and G20 Alumni Association.”

Ms. Linda Farell, Secretariat, Office of the Secretary to the President of Ireland, Ireland
26 May 2014

“On behalf of the Prime Minister I would like to thank you for your letter of May 15, 2014 which the Prime Minister has asked me to answer. Your letter has been forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as matter in question belongs to their field of responsibility.”

Mr. Thure Krarup, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Denmark
20 May 2014

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G200 Youth Forum Press Office
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Opening Ceremony, Ms. Ksenia Khoruzhnikova, G200 Association Founder and President Gives the First Speech
April, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Opening Ceremony, Ms. Ksenia Khoruzhnikova, G200 Association Founder and President Gives the First Speech
Ms. Ksenia Khoruzhnikova, G200 Association Founder and President welcomes the participants
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Opening Ceremony, Mr. Wolfgang Bauer, Deputy Mayor of Garmisch-Partenkirchen greets Participants
Before the Official Opening Ceremony, Ms. Ksenia Khoruzhnikova and Mr. Chris Skellett, Panellist of the Plenary Session
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Opening Ceremony, Plenary Session Panellists
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Opening Ceremony, Plenary Session Perceiving Happiness
G200 Participants, go to the Official Opening Ceremony
Plenary Session Perceiving Happiness, Dr. Ruut Veenhoven, Emeritus Professor, Rotterdam University, the Netherlands, presents Greater Happiness for a Greater Number
Plenary Session Perceiving Happiness, Mr. Chris Skellett, presenting Balancing Pleasure and Achievement in your Life
Plenary Session Perceiving Happiness, Ms. Miriam Akhtar, presents ‘Happiness is not a Spectator Sport’
Plenary Session Perceiving Happiness, Ms. Nkandu Beltz, presents ‘The Perception of Happiness’
Plenary Session Perceiving Happiness, Ms. Bridget Grenville-Cleave, Workmad Ltd., London, presents ‘Happiness: Other People Matter’
Plenary Session Perceiving Happiness, Q & A Section
Plenary Session Perceiving Happiness, Q & A Section
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Opening Ceremony, Family Photo
G200 Youth Forum 2016, Joint Session I: Security Education. Mr. Asaad Al Asaad, Chair of the Session
G200 Youth Forum 2016, Joint Session I: Security Education: A Need? Or A Must?
G200 Youth Forum 2016, Joint Session I: Security Education: A Need? Or A Must?
G200 Youth Forum 2016, Joint Session I: Security Education: A Need? Or A Must?
G200 Youth Forum 2016, Joint Session I: Security Education: A Need? Or A Must?
Three Group Leaders of the Joint Session I: Security Education: Mr. Robert de Wit, Group Leader for Parliamentarian, Shin-Yi Wu, Group Leader for Students and Ms. Elena Alcalde, Group Leader for Academics
G200 Youth Forum 2016, Joint Session II: Perceiving Happiness. Ms Bridget Grenville Cleave, Chair of the Session and Dr. Ruut Veenhoven, Group Leader for Professors
G200 Youth Forum 2016, Joint Session II: Perceiving Happiness
G200 Youth Forum 2016, Joint Session II: Perceiving Happiness
G200 Youth Forum 2016, Joint Session II: Perceiving Happiness
Joint Session II Chair and two Analysts: Mr. Luke Addison and Ms. Valencia Gabriella
Welcome Champagne before the Classical Concert
Welcome Champagne before the Classical Concert, Dr. Ruut Veenhoven and Mr. Wolfgang Bauer
Welcome Champagne before the Classical Concert, Spanish Delegation Surrounded by New Friends
Ms. Ksenia Khoruzhnikova, Founder and President and Ms. Yana Alexandrova, Head of Strategic Committee of the G200 Association before the Classical Concert
Classical Concert, Oleg Weinstein, pianist, soloist, and professor of N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory playing Tchaikovsky
G200 Youth Forum Classical Concert, Ovation from the Audience
G200 Youth Forum Classical Concert
G200 Youth Forum Classical Concert
G200 Youth Forum Classical Concert , Ms. Sedzani Siaga, Master of Ceremonies d
Werdenfelser Salonorchester Jazz Ban
G200 Youth Forum Opening Gala Dinner
Ms. Ksenia Khoruzhnikova, G200 Association Founder and President and Dr. Asaad Al Asaad, Director of Student Activity Administration of Al Yamamah University, present Silver Angel Award to Ms. Sedzani Siaga, Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria
Ms. Ksenia Khoruzhnikova and Dr. Asaad Al Asaad present Silver Angel Award to Mr. Francesco Vanderjeugd, Parliamentarian, Flemish Parliament, Belgium
Ms. Ksenia Khoruzhnikova presents Silver Angel Award to Dr. Ruut Veenhoven, Emeritus Professor, Rotterdam University, the Netherlands for Impact in Scientific Research of Human Happiness
G200 Youth Forum Opening Gala Dinner
G200 Youth Forum Opening Gala Dinner, International Friends
Happy Birthday Ms. Yana Alexandrova!
G200 Youth Forum Opening Gala Dinner
G200 Youth Forum 2016, Conference Platform
G200 Conference, Round Table I: Economics and Finance, Session I: Investing and Financing
G200 Conference, Round Table II: Law and Human Rights & Round Table IV: Social Affairs and Medicine
G200 Conference, Round Table II: Law and Human Rights& Round Table IV: Social Affairs and Medicine
G200 Conference, Round Table II: Law and Human Rights& Round Table IV: Social Affairs and Medicine
G200 Conference, Round Table III: World Politics and International Relations
G200 Conference, Round Table III: World Politics and International Relations
G200 Conference, Round Table V: Ecology, Environment, and Energy & Round Table VI: Design, Technology and Innovations
G200 Conference, Round Table V: Ecology, Environment, and Energy & Round Table VI: Design, Technology and Innovations
G200 Conference, Round Table V: Ecology, Environment, and Energy & Round Table VI: Design, Technology and Innovations
G200 Conference, Round Table VII: Education and Youth
G200 Conference, Round Table VII: Education and Youth
G200 Conference, Round Table VII: Education and Youth
G200 Conference, Round Table VII: Education and Youth
G200 Conference, Round Table VII: Education and Youth
G200 Youth Summit: Global Health Committee
G200 Youth Summit: Global Health Committee
G200 Youth Summit: Global Health Committee
G200 Youth Summit:Shaping the Labour Market Committee
G200 Youth Summit:Shaping the Labour Market Committee
G200 Youth Summit:Shaping the Labour Market Committee
G200 Youth Summit: ‘From Consumer Society towards Value-based Society’ Committee
G200 Youth Summit: ‘From Consumer Society towards Value-based Society’ Committee
G200 Youth Summit: ‘From Consumer Society towards Value-based Society’ Committee
G200 Youth Summit:New Strategies for Financial Sector and World Economy Committee
G200 Youth Summit:New Strategies for Financial Sector and World Economy Committee
G200 Youth Summit:New Strategies for Financial Sector and World Economy Committee
G200 Youth Summit:Technological Challenges Committee
G200 Youth Summit:Technological Challenges Committee
G200 Youth Summit:Technological Challenges Committee
International Young Parliamentarians` Debate, Mr. Andy Rossel, Secretary General and Chair of the Debates
International Young Parliamentarians` Debate, Mr. Robert Housmans, Parliamentarian, Limburg Parliament, the Netherlands
International Young Parliamentarians` Debate, Mr. Mathieu Traversy, National Assembly of Quebec and Ms. Mariangela Celeste Portaluri, Regional Council of Apulia
International Young Parliamentarians` Debate, Mr. Robert de Wit, Provinciale Staten Groningen and Mr. Johan Nissinen, Swedish Parliament
International Young Parliamentarians` Debate
Parliamentarians` Family Photo
Workshop 2 ‘The Power Within You’ led by Ms. Nkandu Beltz
Workshop 2 – Team Building
Workshop 3 ‘Personal Resilience in Challenging Times’ led by Mr. Chris Skellett
Young Leaders at Workshop 3
Workshop 3 ‘Personal Resilience in Challenging Times’
Official Closing Ceremony, Ms. Sedzani Siaga, Moderator
Official Closing Ceremony, “call over” of the participating countries – “Spain Is Here!”
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Mr. Johan Ferreira, Student, University of Pretoria, South Africa - Head of Secretaries of the G200 Youth Summit
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Ms. Sarah Tresedder, Student, Michigan State University - Secretary General of the Global Health Committee
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Mr. Kane Versteeg, Student, Griffith University, Australia- Secretary General of the Shaping the Labour Market Committee
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Ms. Kathrin Harb, Student, Leiden University, the Netherlands- Secretary General of the ‘From Consumer Society towards Value-based Society’ Committee
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Ms. Jamie Crowe, Student, Griffith University, Australia- Secretary Generals of the New Strategies for Financial Sector and World Economy Committee
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Ms. Kisha McPherson, Head of Secretaries of the Conference Platform
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Ms. Sedzani Siaga, Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria, South Africa - Secretary General of the Round Table I: Economics and Finance
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Ms. Kiran Afsar, Student, University of Hertfordshire, the UK - Secretary General of the Round Table II: Law and Human Rights
G200 Youth Forum 2015 Official Closing Ceremony, Mr. Jagmeet Singh Bawa, Professor, Punjab Technical University - Secretary General of the Round Table III: World Politics and International Relations
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Mr. Thabang Letlabika, South Africa - Secretary General of the Round Table IV: Social Affairs and Medicine
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Mr. Hiroki Okachi, Bachelor, Student of Hokkaido University, Japan - Secretary General of the Round Table V: Ecology, Environment, and Energy
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Secretary general of the Round Table VI: Design, Technology, and Innovations - Mr. Colin Hamilton , Student at the University of Hertfordshire, UK
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Secretary General of the Round Table VII: Education and Youth Mr. Asaad Al Asaad, Director of Student Activity Center, Al Yamamah University, Saudi Arabia
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony, Secretary General – Mr. Andy Rossel, Parliamentarian, Limburg Parliament, the Netherlands
G200 Youth Forum 2016 Official Closing Ceremony. Some Presents from the G200 Association
President and Founder of the G200 Association Ms. Ksenia Khoruzhnikova – Final Speech
Creating a Picture of the World of Tomorrow
Creating a Picture of the World of Tomorrow
Master Class from Ms. Ksenia Khoruzhnikova
Creating a Picture of the World of Tomorrow, Hidden Talents
Creating a Picture of the World of Tomorrow
Closing Gala Dinner and Bavarian Night
Closing Gala Dinner and Bavarian Night, Participants Wear Bavarian Dresses
Closing Gala Dinner and Bavarian Night, Alphorn Musicians Conduct Master Class
Closing Gala Dinner and Bavarian Night, Alphorn Master Class
Closing Gala Dinner and Bavarian Night, Dr. Hellmut Schmücker and Ms. Claudia Bill Conduct Dancing Master Class for Participants
Closing Gala Dinner, Dancing Master Class for Participants
Closing Gala Dinner, Dancing Master Class for Participants
Closing Gala Dinner, Dancing Master Class for Participants
Closing Gala Dinner ‘Zugspitzmusic’ Music Band
Closing Gala Dinner, Participants
Closing Gala Dinner, Mr. Chris Skellett and Ms. Sedzani Siaga
Closing Gala Dinner, Participants
Good Bye, Dear Participants! See You Next Year!

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Testimonials

Bongiwe Pricilla Mbinqo-Gigaba
Member of Parliament, South Africa
Bongiwe Pricilla Mbinqo-Gigaba

It’s a great opportunity for young parliamentarians all over the world to meet and share views of how to deal with issues in different places.

As a participant of G20 Youth Forum I’ve got information from others, what views, what people are doing, how best can we practice in our places and how we can improve our society.

It was a good experience and I think for next Forums it will be better to get more countries to share their ideas together.

Jenny Mikakos
Member of Parliament, Australia
Jenny Mikakos

I think the main purpose of the G20 Youth Forum is to bring together students, academics and young parliamentarians around the world to share ideas as to how we can make a better world. It is very important to have an understanding of the views of each social group fora successful policy.

It has been a very successful Forum. I wish to congratulate the organizers. I thought it was very interesting to be able to learn more from my colleagues at the International Young Parliamentarians’ Debate about the respective nations and native societies. We have decided many important questions and we will try to implement them in our countries.

Liv Holm Andersen
Member of Parliament, Denmark
Liv Holm Andersen

I expected to come here, to share a lot of ideas with representatives from parliaments and also from academic institutions. First of all I met some incredible people and second of all most importantly I got a lot of inspiration on my field which is social issues.

In our section we have very interesting papers and point of views. The greatest thing is to notice how really different systems and societies we representing. And at the same time we can agree on so many goals and aims for this world and for our countries to work on together. And that is very incredible, great.

I hope that Denmark will make really priority and send more not only MP but also representatives from local parliaments and more Universities because I think it’s a great opportunity to our young parliamentarians, youth and students to be inspired and to inspire others.

Maria Magdalena Matthys
Member of Parliament, South Africa
Maria Magdalena Matthys

I think it’s a very good cause for young people. In my vision the purpose of G20 Youth Forum is to encourage young people to learn and educate themselves, to unit them. I also think that it’s good opportunity for academics to come and share their experience. And also for young parliamentarians to be an example for the countries, they can encourage more youth, young people to participate in this program.

I talked about professionalism of women in South Africa and I’ve learnt a lot from other countries about agenda issues.

Alvin Botes
Member of the Executive Council, South Africa
Alvin Botes

One of the objective things of G20 Youth Forum is to insure a comprehension of network, to exchange intellectual and societal ideas among current youth leaders, formal youth leaders and those working on the youth agenda across the world.

One of my colleagues on the International Young Parliamentarians’ Debate presented me kangaroo – I’m from South Africa, I was in Russia and received an Australian kangaroo. It’s the exchange of ideas and network. So this little kangaroo symbolizes this.

It’s a good platform for intellectual debate and it should be held annually.

Bing Ren
Professor, Nankai University, China
Bing Ren

According to my understanding, G8 and G20 originally focused on the finances and economic issues. But through out of the years and particularly my personal participation this time I think the issue animation becomes broader than that. It is not only economy and finance, but social issues, environmental issues and arts, history. Very different areas comes together to discuss and make dialogue together.

I hope to involve myself in different kinds of platforms – I can speak out my opinion and suggestions – that makes my exchange here more meaningful.
I work in education, I pay attention to educating young people – so I find a lot of common problems around the world. That makes me inspired with the idea that we should participate in these meetings and thanks to G8 and G20 Alumni Association for inviting me hear.

And the other impressive thing is: I think G20 Youth Forum have made great efforts in organizing many people together and try to collect the ideas and also to make this activities more interesting and alive. That is also good impression for me.

Shinya Hanaoka
Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Shinya Hanaoka

When I go back to Japan I would like to inform about G20 Youth Forum other faculty members, also international division of our University. Then I will recommend some students from our faculty to join this Forum over the next two years.

Xinghua Liu
Assistant Professor, Nankai University, China
Xinghua Liu

This is very famous, impressive and huge youth forum, and also well organized. My first impression was that we can meet with different people from other countries. There are different cultures, different national dresses – for me it is good experience to meet new people from all over the world.

G20 Youth Forum is very good instrument for public all over the world in different countries to learn about G20, especially for the young leaders and youth elites in different countries. I think it will play very important role in the media, in the mobilization, press mobilization in different countries.

Hai Tao Huang
Lecturer of Zhou Enlai School of Government, Nankai University, China
Hai Tao Huang

Firstly, it’s very precious experience for me. I can meet people all around the world more than 60 countries. It’s very good opportunity to speak with them and to exchange ideas. And, secondly, communications is not enough – we can understand each other and then we can understand ideas of the whole world; especially I’m very happy to see that the future young leaders they gather together. This may be a good guarantee for the development of the world. They have fresh ideas – and this is very important.

Marçal Avelino Salazar Marques Mendes
Jurist, University of Minho, Portugal
Marçal Avelino Salazar Marques Mendes

The purpose of the Forum is very well constructed. I think it makes us like a prototype of government. It develops a capacity of communicating with people and with some ministers and with the government itself. It’s important for participants that they go home and make there some kind of experiments and be reasonable and capable to understand the solution to each country and for the whole world.

Connell Wise
Founder, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive, United States Youth Chamber of Commerce, USA
Connell Wise

In my understanding of the main purpose of G20 Youth Forum it is the international cooperation between different countries of the world to basically bring a global understanding how the leaders economic and financial crisis are facing in the world and how to avoid those crisises.

Meaghan Anne Williams
Teaching Assistant, Queen's University, Canada
Meaghan Anne Williams

The networking opportunity is incredible and it’s very encouraging to meet young people from all over the world who are interested to talk in same kinds of issues, answering the same kinds of problems, working together, collaborating. Not just making new friends but hopefully making new peers, colleagues to work in these issues in future.

The conference has been incredible for learning more about what the academic world can do to facilitate change in the real world. Sometimes academia is so theoretical that you lose sight of what is actually going on. But this conference has proved that there are a number of individual academics working to harmonize that view.

Melina Djulancic
J.D. Candidate, University of Manitoba, Canada
Melina Djulancic

It is the nice opportunity to get together with the young people from around the world. For me it’s important that people discussing their ideas. Our group was concentrating on the young entrepreneurships and all important things around this field. Basically entrepreneurship in schools is one of our recommendations and easier access to capital for businesses.

Abraham Johannes Swanepoel
Student, North-West University, South Africa
Abraham Johannes Swanepoel

Thinking that we are the future leaders of tomorrow G20 Youth Forum gives as an opportunity to start to get used to discuss things, used to live in them and exchanging points of view with other people.

I think it is awesome opportunity just to meet other people, get up different points of view from different countries. As I’m from South Africa and we are still developing country to get point of views that is from developed countries. It gives me lot of knowledge that you can take back to your country and try to employ it in your country system.

Aya Fujita
Student, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Aya Fujita

G20 Youth Forum is: A lot of people from international society build a partnership, leadership and friendship.

I got a lot of intellectual involvements, we discussed about health care, child care and women empowerment. Each country has different background and situation; it’s very great to know about what country has the same and which are different.

Fei Yang Qi
MA Student, University of Birmingham, UK
Fei Yang Qi

The main purpose of G20 Youth Forum is young leaders working together and think about how to push the world by the small steps.

I think there are a lot of benefits in participating in G20 Youth Forum, for example team work variety, especially to make others think about your points and change your views in discussions.

Floris Busscher
Student, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Floris Busscher

I think the main purpose at our level – at a Youth Summits and at a Conference, is to bring together young people with ideas, with creativities and with innovations. To bring together, to exchange ideas and maybe together come to enhance ideas to create a synergy between the creativity of young people. Opportunities is to meet always amazing young people which enhance your network in international level and also to be inspired by people from other countries and to increase and enhance your own prospective, how you see things in a multinational way with different cultures and different political system influencing its positions.

The most interesting moment is an Opening Ceremony – lovely discussion between people from all different kinds of fields, from different countries who exchange ideas on education which is of course the kind of thing that applies to all of us. So to see it and try to feel the G20 spirit on the ceremony was the highlight.

Italo Ribeiro Alves
Student, President of the International Business Society, Quinnipiac University, Brazil
Italo Ribeiro Alves

One on my career paths that I have been potentially exploring will be diplomacy. I believe that dialoging with young people from all other the world I can practice my cultural and communicational skills and learn how to debate and understand the social issues.

Lindsay Ann Markle
Student, Purdue University, USA
Lindsay Ann Markle

The purpose of the Forum is to exchange ideas between other countries. It’s such a unique opportunity because everyone here comes with an open mind and it’s really interesting learn about other cultures. It’s really a unique experience – I’m really glad I came here.

I expected to hear different prospectives about government’s role and society and it met my expectations.

Megan Eleri David
Student, Cardiff University, UK
Megan Eleri David

The main purpose of G20 Youth Forum is sort of empowering young people to feel like they can make a change.

I was a moderator on my committee. And I’m very proud of the document which we were working on. I had a team who I’m really excited about. We have three main ideas on our recommendation: one about child care, one about women’s empowerment in work places with an education and one about social security in developing countries.

Stefan Vasilev
Student, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Stefan Vasilev

Definitely the main purpose is to communicate with a lot of people, to exchange ideas with the experts in your field, and also to send a message about our ideas.

Governments always appreciate opinions from young people who are thinking out of the box. I hope they will appreciate our recommendations too.

Victoria Pilbeam
Student, Australian National University
Victoria Pilbeam

I think it’s really great to bring a lot of young people together to talk about important issues. It’s always a good idea. Mostly it's important to meet amazing people who really like to be engaged and are really passionate about different issues.

We looked on the questions: young women’s’ careers and family. We made some pretty concrete recommendations.

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