APEC Voices of Future Forum issues youth declaration

The APEC Voices of the Future Forum closed and approved the 2017 Youth Declaration in Hoi An city yesterday.

A youth delegate is representative for APEC member economics signs the 2017 Youth Declaration

A youth delegate is representative for APEC member economics signs the 2017 Youth Declaration

The APEC Voices of the Future Forum took place from November 6-11 which is one of the activities of the APEC Week with participation of 160 delegates as the youths and students from 17 among 21 APEC economics. 

During the six days working, the delegates joined in meaningful activities such as APEC Youths Seminar; the APEC CEO summit 2017 in Da Nang; visiting Hoa Binh Orphanage (Phu Ninh, Quang Nam province), Tam Thanh mural village (Tam Ky, Quang Nam province), experiencing the lantern making in Hoi An …

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Mr. James Soh, Co-Chair of the APEC Voices Leadership Council shared that this was such an interesting experience for delegates of APEC Voices, especially for ones who had ever joined the conferences of APEC since 2007.

Mr. James Soh stressed that the accumulated experience and the friendships have still remained forever; and he thanked Quang Nam province for the successful organization and the youth delegates from 17 APEC member economies for mutual cooperation and understanding.

The 2017 APEC Voices of the Future Forum approved Youth Declaration 2017 with four important contents, including contribution of the youths for the vision of APEC 2020 and the future, economic integration, finance and society, development of human resources in the digital era, supported policies for start-up, innovation of small and medium enterprises.

Through the 2017 Youth Declaration, the delegates expressed their confidence in the progress, equity and educational foundation which are essential for the sustainable economic development of APEC contributing to the brighter future development for the Asia-Pacific region.

On the occasion, the APEC Voices of the Future Forum was transferred to Papua New Guinea, the hosting country of APEC 2018.

Some photos about the closing ceremony of the APEC Voices of the Future Forum 2017 and the approval of the 2017 Youth Declaration.

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BY NGOC PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong

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