UNESCO holds online youth forum on COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-21 21:40:20|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO held a special online edition of the International Youth Forum in fighting COVID-19, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday.

The forum, titled "International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Roads: Special Dialogue on Youth's Response to COVID-19," took place Wednesday, attracting more than 100 young representatives from 68 countries, spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a routine news briefing.

According to Zhao, the forum was a major activity held by UNESCO for youth since the COVID-19 outbreak and provided a communication platform for young people in Belt and Road countries.

Participants all agreed that viruses know no borders or races, and suggested that the youth around the world should take concerted efforts with openness, inclusiveness and scientific attitude to win the battle against the virus.

While speaking highly of China's anti-virus achievements in their speeches, the participants said that China had resumed economic and social order while keeping regular epidemic prevention and control firmly in place after COVID-19 showed signs of waning with dwindling cases, and had rolled out pragmatic measures in time to support youth employment and entrepreneurship, which is worth learning for all countries. Enditem