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Youth declaration: Presenting
a unique perspective

Youth declaration: Presenting
a unique perspective

The work done at APEC this year will be felt for generations to come. In a time when we are charting our course for the future, the voices of the next generation need to be involved in the conversation.


Youth Declaration 2021

A youth declaration is agreed by APEC economies nominated youth delegates and will be presented at the conclusion of APEC Voices of the Future 2021.

Themes for 2021

The four key themes young people will focus on this year are:

International Cooperation to Combat COVID-19:
This year we are all working to defeat a common enemy – COVID-19. This is a virus that is not bound by borders, so the only way to defeat it is for us to work together. 
A Greener Future:
With a bleak climate outlook at our doorsteps, the right economic and trade plan can drive decarbonisation, reduce emissions, and lead to more sustainable practices.
A Digital Future:
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation – creating a new ‘digital’ normal for how we all learn, work and live. Is this the future we want to lock in?
A Future for All:
The pandemic has forced the globe into an economic reset. We now have the opportunity to grow our economies differently – creating opportunities for all our people.

Join, Work, Grow. Together.
Haumi ē, Hui ē, Tāiki ē.