Second Conference Day of Y20 Turkey 2015

The second conference day of Y20 Turkey on August 19 was the most physically draining and substantively engaging. We had a marathon of four break-out sessions for each group. Also keep in mind that the night before, the delegates stayed up to discuss the points until around 02.00 in the morning.

But it is the most substantively rich day of the conference. All of the points were discussed and debated. Discussion took a longer time than expected that the visit to the Istanbul Modern Art Museum had to be cancelled. According to reports from delegates, the discussion in the Youth's Contribution to Peace group seemed to be the most intense. Whispers were heard that delegates in the Peace group owed everyone an apology for making the dinner late.

Rocky in the Youth for Peace group. Yes, Rocky, your group owed everyone an apology.

Rocky in the Youth for Peace group. Yes, Rocky, your group owed everyone an apology.

Adiska in the Youth Unemployment group.

Adiska in the Youth Unemployment group.

Biondi in the Youth and Education in the 21st Century group.

Biondi in the Youth and Education in the 21st Century group.

Kristia in the Youth and Education in the 21st Century group. As Head Delegate, she navigated all the three groups.

Kristia in the Youth and Education in the 21st Century group. As Head Delegate, she navigated all the three groups.

Pre-lunch break, we also received an inspiring talk from Mr. Serdar Çam, President of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).

Today's dinner more than made up for the physically draining sessions. It was in Emirgan Pembe Kösk, a beautiful garden restaurant with a pink building.

The 'We're-Hungry-But-Still-Fabulous' faces.

The 'We're-Hungry-But-Still-Fabulous' faces.

These guys entertained us while we undiplomatically devoured our food.

These guys entertained us while we undiplomatically devoured our food.

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The Indonesian delegation to the Y20 Summit 2015 is endorsed by the Sherpa of Indonesia, and sponsored by Tanoto Foundation and Pertamina, with support from the Indonesian Embassy to the Netherlands and Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan.