Y20 Saudi Arabian Delegation

  • Location: Japan

  • Date of Summit: 26th〜30th May 2019

  • Target: Passionate Youth who wish to represent their country

  • Close date: 3/3/2019


Applications for the Saudi Delegation at the Youth 20 (Y20)
Summit 2019 is now open

The Y20 is a global youth summit that convenes young professionals from G20 countries to discuss global issues related to youth policy recommendations to the G20 leaders.

This year’s Y20 Summit will take place from26 to 31 May, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, and the official organizing entity is G20 Youth Japan, a non-profit organization mandated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan.

Misk Foundation is tasked with the selection of Saudi delegates to participate in the Y20 Summit. Please note, that the Y20 is a civil society process and the Saudi Y20 delegation does not represent the Saudi government in any official capacity.

The priorities of the 2019 Y20 Summit in Tokyo focuses on three areas:

1) International Trade

International trade is one of the key components of the world economy. It is evolving with increasing complexity and in part influenced by the current political climate. New technologies – in both physical and virtual infrastructure – are providing global products and services in a world where geographical borders matter much less than before. As young professionals, Y20 delegates will discuss the way international trade is changing and how it is affecting society and business.

2) Business and Environment

Although global efforts to address environmental issues have produced tangible outcomes (the Paris Agreement, SDGs etc.), further international collaboration is required to take transformative actions to combat environmental issues including climate change and the increasingly recognized issue of marine plastic debris. Y20 delegates will discuss how governments and corporations are able to maintain their economic growth while moving towards a sustainable environment.

3) Future of Work

The labor force is changing dramatically due to various macro-level shifts including the digital economy, aging society, gender reforms and emerging technologies. Unless people are given the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to adapt to a changing work environment, many will face unemployment, which in turn may exacerbate inequality. Y20 delegates will discuss how our labor force should function in the future and how to prepare for inevitable shifts in the world economy.

Delegate requirements

  • Must be a Saudi citizen and holder of a valid Saudi passport;
  • Age 18-39 on May 27, 2019
  • Fluent in English and Arabic
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Strong intellectual capacity and communication skills
  • Self-confidence
  • High level of self-control and ability to maintain emotional pressure
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Not a government worker

If you are not familiar with the Y20, browse through the official Y20 Tokyo website and review our Frequently Asked Questions below.

2019 Y20 Application Process

Twostages of selection process will include:

1) Writing an essay on a designated topic and submitting a video resume;

2) Conducting an individual remote interview in the video call mode with thewinners of Stage 1

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the dates of the 2019 Y20 Summit and when do I need to arrive?

May 26-May 31, 2019. All delegates will need to arrive by May 25th and depart on May 31st.

Do I need to have Japanese-language proficiency in order to apply?

No. The summit will take place in English.

Do I need a VISA to enter Japan?

A visa is required for Saudi Arabian passport holders visiting Japan for a short-term stay of less than 90 days with the purpose of tourism and business.

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 the instructions carefully?), 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 –Resume and all statements clearly articulate applicants’ knowledge, experience and motivation; 
  • Intercultural Competence – Demonstrates previous exposure and engagement with a diverse environment of people, cultures, and societies either at work, school, or in their personal life.

What happens after the Y20 Summit?

Saudi delegates will submit a joint article about their summit experience and policy recommendations.


Close date: 3/3/2019