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Policymakers and practitioners promote the role of young people in the G20

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Policymakers and practitioners from a high-level panel held during the 4th Y20 Pre-Summit in Manokwari, West Papua, are encouraging young people to participate in Indonesia’s G20 Presidency.

“The President is looking for tangible deliverables in the form of projects and initiatives. Young people can play a vital role as a catalyst for action by G20 leaders in this situation,” said the Indonesian G20 co-sherpa Dian Triansyah Djani during the roundtable, as quoted by Antara, Sunday.

Djani expressed the government’s hope that the G20 presidency will deliver concrete results, including ensuring an inclusive recovery from the pandemic. Therefore, he encouraged young people to participate by expressing their ideas to initiate programs and collaborations.

“The Y20 White Paper addresses four priority issues, including diversity and inclusion. The question is how to translate it into concrete programs and projects,” said Djani, who is also a special staff member for priority programs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno, whose ministry leads the G20 Tourism Task Force (TWG), said his ministry is open to working with young people to support Indonesian tourism. This is because 55% of the Indonesian population are millennials and Generation Z.

“If we are going to be relevant to the TWG, we need to engage with young thinkers who are very progressive, creative and innovative to provide input and ideas. We need to adapt, innovate, collaborate so that we can recover together, recover stronger , and better recover, ”said the Minister.

Meanwhile, Deputy V of the Presidential Personnel Office, Jaleswari Pramodhawardani, shared her thoughts on how Y20 youth delegates can ensure that the policy recommendations they produce are not only actionable, but also based on the principles of human rights.

She believes that young people need to understand unity, justice and the principles of protecting human rights. Therefore, Pramodhawardani encouraged young people to provide constructive criticism and consistently advocated for the protection of human rights.

“I encourage young people to submit recommendations and criticisms backed by thorough analysis. Constructive criticism is not only part of the democratic process, but also a reminder to the government to continue to work for the well-being of the nation” , she explained. .

In the meantime, Youth 20 (Y20) is an official consultation forum for young people from all G20 member countries to dialogue with each other. Y20 encourages young people as future leaders to raise awareness of global issues, exchange ideas, discuss, negotiate and reach consensus.

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