APEC Voices of the Future 2017: With revolution 4.0, the future of the world depends on young people.
Speaking at the Forum of APEC Voices of the Future 2017, Da Nang People’s Committee Chairman Huynh Duc Tho emphasizes that the 4th Industrial Revolution is impacting on a global scale. The future of the world depends on the younger generation.
On November 6, APEC Senior Officials’ Week officially began with a series of activities taking place simultaneously in Da Nang City, Vietnam, including the forum of APEC Voices of the Future 2017 at the University of Da Nang. As the host city, Huynh Duc Tho, Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee, came to attend and give an opening speech.
Mr. Tho said that 180 delegates from 17 APEC member economies participating in the forum. Use English fluently and have demonstrated excellent knowledge of politics, economics, history, culture and society as well as communication skills, these are good achievements of the young people.
However, the Chairman of Danang City also told the world also had existed a lot of issues of a global nature, requiring the joint efforts of all people to solve these together.
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is strongly influencing the whole world with tremendous growth opportunities, but there are also challenges that require drastic changes in thinking and creativity of the humans. The future of the world strongly depends on the young generation, who has the intellectuals, the abundant energy and the unlimited creativity,” said Mr.Tho at VOF 2017.
Speaking from November 6-10, VOF 2017 aims to increase understanding of APEC goals and objectives, which contribute to the friendship, solidarity and cooperation among the youth in APEC economies. Besides, the young people also exchange views, knowledge on global issues, enhance the role of the youth as well as create favorable conditions for young people to aspire to APEC leaders.
“Da Nang is very proud to host the APEC 2017 Summit. This is the result of the efforts of the city government in all aspects, from investment in infrastructure, material and human resources as well as other factors to welcome the top leaders of APEC economies, and international delegates, “said Mr. Tho.
All APEC events share the same theme with APEC 2017 “Creating a New Motivation, Working Together for the Future”. (Linh Anh/ttvn.vn)