2024 Y20 - Brazil. August 10-17, Rio de Janeiro

The application for the 2024 Y20 Summit - US delegation opened on March 13th, 2024

The deadline is March 27th 2024, 11:59pm EST

The Y20 is a leadership summit that convenes young professionals from G20 countries to develop policy solutions to current global challenges.

This year’s Y20 Summit will take place on August 10-17, 2024  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the official organizing entity is CONJUVE Brazil. Note, the U.S. Y7 and Y20 delegations do not represent the U.S. federal government in any capacity. YPFP will select American delegates to represent American youth voices at the Y20 summit.

The Y20 Organizing Committee will provide all in-country accommodations (local transportation, lodging, and meals) during the summit (if it will be in person). All delegates are responsible for arranging, booking, and covering the costs of their travel to and from Brazil.

The priorities of 2024 Y20 are 

  1. ⁠Fighting hunger, poverty and inequality
  2. Climate change, energy transition and sustainable development
  3. ⁠Reform of the global governance system
  4. Inclusion and diversity
  5. ⁠Innovation and the future of the world of work

American delegate requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and have a U.S. passport.
  • Age 22-30 as of August 2024.
  • Applicants must be university graduates or working towards a degree relevant to Y20 2024 priority areas. It is highly recommended that applicants have working or volunteering experience as well as previous experience & representation in global fora and summits.

Note: U.S. federal government employees are not eligible to apply.

If you are not familiar with the Y20, browse through the previous Y20 summits, such as the Y20 2019 Japan website, and review our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Questions or concerns? Email youthsummits@ypfp.org

2024 Y20 Application Process

Please read and follow the instructions carefully.  We suggest you prepare all of your materials PRIOR to completing your application. You will not be able to save and return to the form.

The deadline to register and submit the application: is 11:59 PM EST on March 27th, 2024. The registration fee is $25 for non-YPFP members and will be waived for YPFP members. You must register to retrieve the link to the 2024 Y20 application. 

After you register and/or pay the processing fee, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the application. The application will require you to submit:

1. 1-2 page Resume/CV

2. Situational Statement - 500 words or less

Y20 delegates will be asked to negotiate policy solutions, draft recommendations, and engage with diverse delegates from the other G20 countries. In representing American youth at the summit, you will engage with delegates who propose policies that would not be beneficial for American youth and/or delegates with opposing attitudes about the United States. Answer these two questions in your statement:

  • Describe how you would diplomatically and effectively engage your peers to ensure policy compromises are reached. Use an example of a policy proposal that you care about that overlaps with one of the Y20 priority areas to guide your answer (can be found at the top of this page).
  • How would others describe your ability to diplomatically and effectively address conflict or differences of opinion? Give an example of this in action.

3. Short Responses - (100 words or less each)

  • Why do you want to join the 2024 Y20 American delegation?
  • What are two or three skill sets/experiences you believe you would contribute to the team?
  • U.S. Y20 delegates represent American youth voices at home and abroad. How would you go about collecting youth concerns and ideas so that the delegation can articulate the diverse perspectives of American youth?
  • How do you plan to share this experience with other young people in your community?

4) A scanned copy of your passport page showing your photo, age, and citizenship status.

These four aspects of your application should be saved in one full file. Save the file as First and Last Name_statements in .pdf format. We recommend pdfcandy.com for all support in merging/organizing/combining your application aspects. 

After the delegates are chosen, all application materials submitted with be deleted from our servers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I apply to be a 2024 Y7 and Y20 delegate? Yes, you may apply to both. However, you must complete the application for each and submit the registration fee separately.

What are the dates of the 2024 Y7 Summit and when do I need to arrive? July 2024. All coordination will be organized by the host organization.

What accommodations are paid for while in Brazil? If in person, the host organization will cover costs for meals, lodging, and transportation related to the summit.

Do I have to pay for my flight? Yes. All delegates must plan and pay for their flights.

What criteria will be used to review applications: The youth summit selection committee will review each application for accuracy (e.g. did the applicant follow all of the instructions?), grammar, specified requirements, and the following attributes:

  • Intellectual Curiosity – Demonstrates a history of learning about international affairs/foreign policy;
  • Leadership Experience – Demonstrates advancement and growth in their personal and/or professional life;
  • Written Communication – The resume/CV and all statements articulate applicants' knowledge and experience;
  • Multicultural Competence – Some exposure to diverse people, cultures, and societies either at work, school or in their personal lives.

Is foreign policy/national security experience required to apply? No, but highly recommended.

What happens after the summit? U.S. delegates may submit a joint article about their summit experience and/or policy recommendations. Delegations are expected to promulgate the final communiqué with their professional and personal networks.