Delegates discuss challenges facing the youth in the revolution 4.0 (Source: tuoitrethudo.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The YouthSpeak Forum 2017 held in Hanoi on October 22 provided a platform for youngsters to discuss social issues and seek active actions towards the goal of sustainable economic growth and employment.

The target is part of the 17 United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs) focusing on tackling three main problems of poverty, gender inequality and environmental pollution.

Pham Hoang Hai from the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry said that the youth plays an important role in the development of all fields, especially economic growth.

However, he said, the ratio of unemployment in youths remains high. By 2020, the fourth Industrial Revolution is forecast to make skills of millions of youngsters in Vietnam backward in only few years, he noted, stressing that the youth is most vulnerable to the change, requiring them to renovate for their global integration.

Tran Vu Hoai from the Unilever Vietnam said that in order to complete the goal, it is necessary to build sustainable targets for smaller products. He held that youngsters should update themselves with social rules, while setting specific targets and making practical actions for achieving personal, national and global goals.

At the same time, Dieu Linh from University of Fisheries said that she hopes the fulfillment of the SDGs will make positive influence on the maintenance of a stable and safe environment amidst climate change impacts.

The event was an annual project by the AIESEC, an independent non-governmental organization on youth leadership, which has been organised in 126 countries worldwide. This year, the forum attracted 500 delegates who are leaders of enterprises and social activists.

During the forum, they gave initiatives and measures to turn the ideas into reality, thus contributing to the implementation of the 17 UN MDGs, while discussing challenges facing the youth during the fourth Industrial Revolution.-VNA