Minister Amali affirms support for youth at Y20 Summit in Indonesia

I believe our young future leaders here have many creative thoughts and ideas that will help them grow, develop and survive in this current pandemic situation.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Minister of Youth and Sports, Zainudin Amali, has affirmed his support for all the activities initiated within the framework of Youth 20 (Y20), a forum for young potential leaders from all G20 countries.

“I believe our young future leaders here have a lot of creative thoughts and ideas that will help them grow, develop and survive in this pandemic situation,” Amali noted at the Y20 Indonesia 2022 kick-off meeting. held virtually late Saturday.

Members of the international community, including young people, face difficult global challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.

Youth are part of the community hit hard by the pandemic in all aspects, such as economy, health, education and socio-culture, according to the minister.

“We expect the challenges will not dampen the energy of young Indonesians to develop a competitive spirit in response to economic and social recovery,” he noted.

“The roles and functions of young people have undoubtedly captured the attention of the government. Therefore, relevant ministries and institutions are urged to continue utilizing the existing potentials through sensitizing, empowering and mentoring young people in various fields,” he explained.

The statement was in line with the Y20 Summit, themed “From Recovery to Resilience: Rebuilding the Youth Agenda Beyond COVID-19”, to be held in Jakarta and Bandung in July 2022.

The Y20 Summit will address four important global issues, including diversity and inclusion, as well as those related to the legacies of previous presidencies: youth employment, digital transformation and a viable and sustainable planet Earth.

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This year, the Indonesian Y20 addresses the additional issues – diversity and inclusion – to promote Bhineka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) and mutual cooperation through exclusive education based on the values ​​of Pancasila as well as the diversity of the creative economy to the young generation of the G20 and the world.

In addressing these issues, Amali expressed hope that young people could explore their innovative ideas and contribute to tackling development challenges.

They play a vital role in the country’s pursuit of independence, starting with the establishment of various youth organizations that marked their participation in the political stages to the declaration of youth commitment, according to Amali.

“Currently, there are more than 1.8 billion young people in the world. We have seen how they solve problems in the middle of the pandemic. This shows that the youth are agents of change and able to offer solutions to every difficult situation,” he stressed.

“And we should be there to support them and encourage them to develop and build their capacity for a better future,” he added.

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