An alumnus of UGM recently boosted the name of UGM by representing the young Indonesian generation for the G20 Youth Summit. He was Angelo Abil Wijaya from International Relations batch 2015 student of UGM Faculty of Social and Politics. Before stepping to this, Angelo had passed many selection processes organized by Indonesian Youth Diplomacy (IYD), an organization assigned to submit the delegation for Y20 Summit since 2010.
Y20 is scheduled to be held later in July 2021 in Milan and Bergamo, Italy. It happens together with the Italian presidency in G20. This selection is annually open for everyone, starting from college students to outstanding employees either locally or abroad. G20 is a coordinated group that consists of 20 countries with the biggest economy worldwide, such as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States. In this opportunity, Angelo initiated to express Indonesian youth’s view on the innovation issue, digitalization, and the future business. “In this digitization era, technology will likely interchange any profession. Therefore, concern from G20 is very important in providing the high-quality education to prepare their future,” Angelo said on Friday (23/4).
Some issues discussed in this Y20 summit include sustainability, environment, climate change, and youth inclusion. Angelo also expected that these cross-cutting issues later could be further supported by related sectors.
As a conclusion from this Y20 Summit, there will always be an outcome document issued. It is known as the final communique that consists of acquired recommendation views and ideas from each youth representation from G20 countries. Later, this communique is always being proposed either for the head of state or government in G20 countries as for this year, it will be proposed to Italy itself as the Chair for G20. “Ideas from each group will be further taken into consideration for G20 leaders to prepare themselves for G20 Leaders’ Statement,” he concluded.
Author: Gusti Grehenson