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Our student representatives went to Singapore to participate in the 2018 GCNS Youth Forum

作者:IIE  来源:  发布日期:2018-03-29

On March 17-18.2018, the 2018 GCNS Youth Forum organized by the Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) was held at the Singapore Trade Union Building. Ms. Goh Swee Chen, Chairman of GCNS, Dr. Maliki Osman, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress and Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, other representatives from Singapore business elites, college professors, newspaper reporters, and representatives from ASEAN, China, Japan and the Republic of Korea youth representatives attended this forum.

With the support of the UN Global Compact China Network, Li Li, an expert in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development in our institute, was invited to recommend our graduate students Mo Jiapei, Dong Xinye and Pan Xueting as Chinese representatives to attend this forum.

Representatives from GCNS Youth Forum: Mo Jiapei, Pan Xueting, Dong Xinye (from left to right).

The theme of this forum is "SDGs in ASEAN: The Youth Impact". ASEAN and young people from China, Japan and South Korea gathered to discuss that under the background of coordinated development of the "10+3" region, how should youth learn sustainable development concepts and how to practice sustainable development.

The Opening Ceremony on March 17th was addressed by Ms. Goh Swee Chen, focusing on what is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to call on young people to practice and achieve the future sustainable development goals.

Ms. Goh Swee Chen gave a speech.

After the opening ceremony, Dr. Maliki Osman gave a speech entitled “Youths As Drivers of SDGs in ASEAN”. Mr Chan Chun Sing gave a speech on what he called "success," he defined the success on the perspective of sustainable development, it means how to make the next generation realize their dreams. Therefore, it needs to establish and build the environment, human relations, and law systems to maximize the creation of well-being for the benefit of the next generation. At the same time, Mr Chan believes that ASEAN should not be restricted by ethnic groups, languages, and religions, they should integrate all available resources and dare to face the status quo, they must emphasize the use of institutional laws to consolidate strength and develop collaboratively.

Dr. Maliki Osman delivered a speech.

During the forum, participants also shared their experiences and views on sustainable lifestyles, gender inequality in ASEAN, sustainable commerce, sustainable finance, and communication sustainability, and focused on “How can youths create a sustainable future". The three graduate students in our institute have systematically completed the course of “Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development”, they mastered the knowledge related to sustainable development, and made full preparations before the meeting. They thoroughly participated in the on-site discussion.

Through participation in this forum, the students had a more in-depth communication with international outstanding youth representatives, further broadened their horizons, exercised their abilities, and stimulated research enthusiasm in relevant fields and achieved good results.

Representatives from ASEAN and China, Japan and South Korea took a picture.