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Theresa May ahead of the G7 Youth Summit 2021
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Theresa May calls on young people from all backgrounds to "be ambitious and play their part" in the G7 Youth Summit 2021

  • 9 Dec 2020

Speaking at an event aimed at encouraging young people from a variety of backgrounds to apply to represent the U.K. at the G7 Youth Summit 2021, Theresa May called on young people to be ambitious and play their part at the highest level of international decision making.

Mrs May commented:

The countries round the G7 table have been pillars of the rules-based international order, which has benefited all our citizens and the world as a whole. But it is only through continued dialogue that we can find ways to work together to resolve the current challenges we face. 

The Youth G7 is an opportunity for young people from all backgrounds to be ambitious and play their part in this process and ensure the international issues that will most impact their future are being discussed at the highest level.

The U.K. assumes the G7 Presidency at the beginning of January 2021 and, as part of that body of work, will convene seven engagement groups in order to ensure that its Presidency works for all sections of society. Youth 7 is one of those engagement groups. 

The engagement groups are involved at every level of G7 activities, including meetings with the Sherpas, Ministers and expert groups, through to the Leaders’ Summit, meaning that young people have a substantial opportunity to influence at the highest level of international decision making.

Each year, the Future Leaders Network selects young people to represent the U.K. at the Youth 7 and in 2021, they will host the Y7 Summit here in the U.K. They are committed to ensuring the delegates are as diverse and representative of U.K. youth as possible, and are hosting events throughout December to democratise access to information about the G7 and enable all British young people to have the confidence to apply to take part. 

Applications to represent the U.K. at the G7 Youth Summit 2021 close on 31 December 2020 at 23:59. Prospective candidates should visit the Future Leaders Network website to find out more about the role and the application process.