|Phạm Phú Vinh, chairman of the Youth for Sustainable Development Goals – YouthSpeak 2016 project, speaks at the YouthSpeak Forum. Photo courtesy of the organiser |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— More than 400 talented students from HCM City and neighbouring provinces have taken part in the YouthSpeak forum which encourages them to take action and initiate positive societal change.
The forum included inspiring talks from guest speakers from all walks of life, aiming to provide students with a better understanding of the world and inspire them to take action on social issues.
The forum which took place last Saturday, is part of the Youth for Sustainable Development Goals – YouthSpeak 2016 project, organised and developed by International Youth Organisation AIESEC in Việt Nam and the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
It is based on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals to 2030.
The project consists of platforms for people aged 18 to 24 in HCM City, including the ambassadors campaign, YouthSpeak Contest, YouthSpeak Forum and an Opportunity Fair.
Of the platforms, the YouthSpeak Forum is one of the most important events designed to inspire youth to resolve social issues, according to Phạm Phú Vinh, chairman of the project.
The YouthSpeak Contest’s three rounds took place from July 1 to last Saturday with a range of activities, including selection of qualified teams, training and analytical studies, and solutions presented to execute their ideas.
Two people will be selected to present their projects at the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur next month. — VNS