Intl competition on global governance opens in Huzhou | Updated: Jul 28, 2021

The 2021 Youth Innovation Competition on Global Governance opened in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province on July 28.

The event, with the theme of "Future Community, Youth Creation: Build Smart Cities to Drive Sustainable Development", is sponsored by Fudan University and the Huzhou Municipal People's Government.

A total of 74 contestants from 27 countries worldwide made it to its finals, which are scheduled to be held in Huzhou from July 28 to 31.

Among them, only 37 contestants came to the city, while the rest will participate in the event online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Huzhou, the 37 contestants will be divided into six groups, with each required to submit a solution for creating better city life. The winners will be decided by the jury.

YICGG was launched in 2007 by Fudan University and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China. It is a platform for youth to meet each other and debate on global affairs, as well as to communicate and achieve a broad consensus concerning all mankind.

In the past 14 years, the event has brought together hundreds of top students from more than 183 countries and regions to present their ideas to esteemed researchers and thoughtful leaders in the innovation space.