A 21 year old from Little Chalfont represented the UK at the Youth 20 (Y20), which is the official youth engagement group for the Group of 20 (G20), the forum for the world’s largest and most advanced economies.
Mohammad Mahdi Karim represented the UK as its Head Delegate to the G20 in Jakarta, Indonesia from July 17 – 24.
The Y20 is a forum for future young leaders from all G20 member countries to discuss, argue, and exchange ideas, to reach a joint agreement regarding the agenda of the G20 Presidency.
In order to finalise policy in four areas—youth employment, digital transformation, sustainability, and the liveable planet, and diversity and inclusion—he interacted with young leaders from around the G20 Nations throughout the summit. They came up with a communiqué full of policies, which he will now present to senior politicians in the UK in the hope that some of the recommendations would become part of their objectives for the next year.
In January, Mohammad was chosen as the UK’s Head Delegate after a rigorous selection process, due to his efforts at The MMK Academy 2, an award-winning social enterprise that he founded that enhances the public speaking and soft skills of children and adults from around the country.
Mohammad Karim said: “Whilst we are longing to be done with the pandemic, the effects of the pandemic will certainly not be done with us. Impacting the formative years of our generation, the pandemic has exacerbated existing and created new challenges. The Y20 provided an unparalleled opportunity for young leaders to create policy that will remedy these issues.
“The policies ranged from calling for a sustainable planet to become a legally recognised inter-generational right to fortifying every educational curriculum with employability skills such as public speaking classes. We urge all G20 leaders to act upon our proposals so that together we will bounce back better to achieve a more prosperous, respectful and secure world.”