Tonight, Dame Cindy and Dr Davies celebrated the 25th Anniversary of APEC Voices of the Future, at Government House Wellington. APEC Voices of the Future has run alongside the APEC CEO Summit since 1998, and supports young New Zealanders to take part in a youth leadership and educational diplomacy programme. These young leaders get the chance to collaborate on global issues and engage with world leaders. In New Zealand, it is run by the APEC Voices Trust, the Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence and Te Puni Kōkiri. This event was also a chance for some of those who have participated in Voices for Future to reflect on their APEC experience, and the learnings they have carried through into their careers.
More photos from this event can be found here: 25th Anniversary of APEC Voices of the Future media gallery.
Read Dame Cindy's speech here: Dame Cindy's speech for the 25th Anniversary of APEC Voices of the Future.