Y20 2015 Recruitment Begins

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WHAT IS THE Y20?

The Y20 is a leadership summit that convenes young professionals from G20 countries for one week each year to develop policy solutions to current global challenges. Learn more about the G20.

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE Y20?
The Y20 will be taking place August 15-21, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE Y20?
Delegates will participate in online discussion groups (pre-Y20) and negotiating working groups (at the Y20) focused on three main issues:

  1. Enhancing Resilience
  2. Strengthening the Global Recovery and Lifting the Potential
  3. Buttressing Sustainability

At the end of the process, a communiqué outlining specific policy proposals is drafted and approved. These recommendations are then circulated to public and private sector leaders.

The Y20 will also consist of workshops with high profile government, business, and civil society speakers; sightseeing and cultural immersion; and networking opportunities with young professionals from around the world.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE YADL DELEGATION TO THE Y20?
YADL seeks 5 young professionals (US citizens under 30 years of age) with demonstrated leadership experience, intellectual curiosity, international policy capacity, proven communication skills, and multicultural competence. YADL aspires to assemble a team that is creative, diverse, and innovative.

HOW TO APPLY
Submit a single PDF document containing a cover letter and resume to carlos.reyes@yadlusa.org by 11:59PM EST on Friday, February 13, 2015. The cover letter should address the following questions:

  • Why are you applying for the delegation? What skills or expertise do you bring as a delegate?
  • What international issues interest you? How will you represent the United States?
  • What do you hope to gain from the experience? How will this experience advance your career?

OTHER DETAILS
Interviews will be granted to successful candidates after the selection committee reviews applications. Delegates are responsible for transportation to/from Istanbul as well as personal/incidental expenses, but registration, accommodations, and meals for the week are covered.

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