Ian has been appointed Leader of the UK delegation to the Y20 Summit, to be held in Istanbul during the Turkish Presidency of the G20 in 2015.

The Y20 Summit is a global gathering of more than 100 future leaders from the G20 nations, that seeks to generate policy recommendations through pragmatic and evidence-based negotiation.

Key Themes

The 2015 Y20 Summit Agenda covers the following key themes:

  • Impact of Technology and Innovation on Youth Unemployment
  • Youth’s Contribution to Peace
  • Youth and Education in the 21st century
    a. Investing in Youth Education (Investment)
    b. Providing Education for Everyone (Inclusiveness)
    c. Implementing and Monitoring Innovative Reforms in Youth Education for sustaining Quality and Equality (Implementation)


The outcome of the Y20 Summit will be a communique and set of recommendations which are passed over to the G20 leaders.