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*The application deadline is 5/27/2020

2020 Global Youth Leadership Conference

Thirty-two Y7 delegates, aged 22 to 30, will participate in the Summit to develop policy and engage in meaningful dialogue with government and business leaders around the world. In the months leading up to the Summit, delegates will negotiate and develop recommendations for each policy track.

Select Knovva students are invited to participate in sessions with the Y7 Delegates, which will include Ambassador Varricchio from Italy, the UAE Minister of State for Youth Affairs, and other senior government leaders. Students will also be able to view video remarks by G7 Sherpas, civil society and media leaders, in this one-of-a-kind opportunity.

Program Highlights

Five-day immersive online program with students from 30 countries

Virtual observation of Y7 proceedings and access to distinguished government officials and diplomats

Official Knovva certificate and letter from Y7 upon program completion

Complimentary program offered to selected Knovva students

Program Structure

*The application deadline is 5/27/2020

Program Details

Global Connectivity and Trade

Peace and Security

Education and Jobs


Guest Speaker

Armando Varricchio

Ambassador of Italy

Shamma Al Mazrui

UAE Minister of State
for Youth Affairs

Andrew Rabens

White House National Security Council

Ian Bremmer

Political Scientist, Eurasia Group

What is G7?

The Group of Seven (G7) is an international intergovernmental economic organization consisting of the seven largest economies in the world: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As of 2018, these countries represent 58% of the global net wealth and more than 46% of the global GDP.

What is G7?

The Y7 is the annual youth summit associated with the G7 Summit. Delegates to the Y7 develop policy statements representing young voices addressed to the G7 leadership.

The Y7 Summit brings together emerging youth leaders from G7 countries and the European Union to develop concrete policy recommendations for the G7 leaders. It aims to build upon the work being done by the G7 leaders while also offering a new, youthful perspective on critical policy issues.

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