过去几个月，40名年龄介于18－25岁的本地青年都在忙着为他们毕生难得的机会做好准备。他们都被挑选参加年度的亚太经合峰会未来之声(Voices of the Future)项目。这个活动的目的是要让年轻一代更深入了解亚太经合组织。这些青年将有机会访问与会领导人，而他们当中有的人已经设定好问题了。
APEC Voices of the Future (VOF) 2009 is to be held from 9 to 15 November 2009 in Singapore, in conjunction with the APEC 2009 summit meetings hosted by Singapore this year.
Due to a holiday trip to Bangkok next week, I am unable to commit as one of the liaison officers for this APEC event.
It is an annual youth event meant for youth leaders or representatives in the 21 APEC economies. VOF aims to provide a platform for them to engage government and business leaders on issues relevant to APEC.
VOF 2009 brings together 120 youth delegates (out of which 40 are from Singapore), aged 18 to 25 years old from APEC economies to deliberate on and explore issues relevant to youths, with regards to the theme of APEC 2009, “Sustaining Growth, Connecting the Region”.
This theme reflects the continuing efforts of APEC to facilitate trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region, efforts which have gained even greater importance in the face of a challenging global economic environment.
VOF 2009 is organised by the National Youth Council (NYC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) and the National Youth Achievement Award (NYAA) Council.
For further information on “Voices of the Future”, you can check out -> http://apecvof09.org/