BEIJING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- A forum on youth entrepreneurship kicked-off on Thursday in Beijing to foster UN sustainable development goals.
The Asia-Pacific Forum on Youth Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is jointly held by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF).
The two-day event brings together 300 participants from more than 30 countries to share their ideas and engage in discussions, including government officials, UN representatives, researchers and young entrepreneurs.
"China has been a pioneer of the youth's human development. It has one of the lowest levels of youth unemployment in the region," said Xu Haoliang, UN assistant secretary-general and UNDP director of the regional bureau for Asia and Pacific.
"Faced with challenges and opportunities from the fourth industrial revolution, sustained efforts should be made to support youth entrepreneurship."
Dong Xia, ACYF deputy secretary-general, said: "I hope young leaders today can explore together how to expand cooperation, deepen partnerships, support a new drive for development and create an enabling environment for sustainable development."