National Youth Week 2014 declared a major success

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  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education

Young Australians were today reminded there is plenty more to come on the 2014 youth calendar as National Youth Week 2014 officially came to a close.

Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education said this year’s celebration of young Australians was one of the best.

“National Youth Week is the largest national celebration of young people annually and this year’s events have been an overwhelming success. I’m told that everyone involved in this week’s events have thoroughly enjoyed themselves.” Senator Ryan said.

“However, I use today’s official closing as a reminder to young Australians that there is still more to come on the 2014 youth calendar.”

“July 12 marks the start of the Youth 20 (Y20) Summit to be held in Sydney. The Y20 summit will provide a forum to discuss challenges and opportunities facing young people within the context of growth and jobs, particularly addressing the burden and causes of youth unemployment.”

The Y20 is an official engagement group of the G20, and is being held as part of Australia’s G20 2014 presidency.

“The Y20 summit will give young people from across G20 countries the opportunity to engage in policy discussions on pressing global and national economic challenges,” Senator Ryan said.

Senator Ryan also congratulated the 2014 National Youth Awards category winners and finalists.

“I congratulate all of the winners, I also pass on my sincere congratulations to each of the finalists,” Senator Ryan said.

“To be recognised on a national scale by your peers is an impressive feat, and it was an opportunity for me to see a selection of the good things young people in Australia are doing every day.”

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