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Media Advisory: J7 International Youth Summit

WHAT:  J7 International Youth Summit organised by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women
             and Youth and UNICEF Germany, ahead of the G7 Summit in Germany.

             54 young people, aged 14-18, from 19 countries – including the G7 nations, EU member states and developing
             countries – will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Youth Minister Manuela Schwesig to
             discuss the key issues facing the G7 summit.

WHEN:   6-13 May 2015
             • 7 May, 10:45 a.m. CET – photo opportunity in front of the Brandenburg Gate, Platz des 18. März, with youth
               delegates and Federal Youth Minister Manuela Schwesig.
             • 11 May, 4:25 p.m. CET - photo opportunity with Chancellor Angela Merkel and youth participants at the 
                Chancellors office. Interview opportunities with the youth delegates and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador,
                German ESA astronaut and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Alexander Gerst.

                                                   **Accreditation is necessary – please see below**

WHERE:  Berlin, Germany

WHY:     The decisions that G7 heads of state and governments take during their summit in June will greatly impact
               the lives of young people. The J7 Youth Summit will provide an opportunity for young people to discuss 
               important global issues affecting their future – including inequality, health, women’s empowerment and the
               protection of the planet. The aim of the summit is to give young people a chance to help shape the global agenda
               and to make the general public and decision makers aware of their views on pressing international challenges.

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About the J7 Youth Summit
Seven teams of committed young people have been selected to represent the G7 nations – Canada, France, Germany,
Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States – at the J7 Summit. In addition, young people from
the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Liberia, Poland, Portugal, Senegal, Slovenia, South Africa
and Zambia will also participate.

The J7 Youth Summit is an official part of the dialogue with civil society being conducted in the lead-up to the G7 Summit
where heads of state and government of leading industrial nations will come together in Germany in early June.

www.J7summit.org / @J7Summit / #j7summit and #actnow
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For further information, please contact:

Rudi Tarneden, UNICEF Germany, Tel +49 (0)221/93650-235, presse@unicef.de
Christophe Boulierac, Spokesperson, UNICEF Geneva, Tel +41 79 96 39 244, cboulierac@unicef.org
Elissa Jobson, UNICEF New York, Tel +1 917 930 4521, ejobson@unicef.org

Media accreditation

• 7 May, 10:45 a.m. CET – photo opportunity in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

Accreditation for the photo opportunity can be obtained at the Ministry for Family and Youth via mail to
presse@bmfsfj.bund.de or phone 049/3018555-1061/-1062/-63.

• 11 May, 4:25 p.m. CET - photo opportunity with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Alexander Gerst and youth participants at the Chancellors office.

Accreditation for the photo opportunity can be obtained at the media section of the Chancellors office via mail to Pressestelle@bk.bund.de.
Please note that the mail must include: Name and first name / Date of birth / Place of birth / Media outlet.


 

 

 

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