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ASEAN Youth Organization conducted a conference for youth leaders and change-makers in Bangkok, Thailand on 5-8 November 2019. The event was calling all young generations aged 17-27 years across Southeast Asia who wants to contribute to making changes on issues related to the three pillars of ASEAN: ASEAN Political and Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC).
ASEAN Youth Organization is an international non-partisan, non-profit, and non-governmental organization established to promote international understanding and goodwill parallel to the ASEAN Motto and constitutes one vision, one identity, and one community. AYO’s vision is to create a world where youth exhibit a heightened interest in ASEAN through our activities that Empower Youth, Engage communities to instill and implement ideas that enable Positive Sustainable Change.
High-level speakers and practitioners from the three pillars of ASEAN will attend the conference not just to give presentations, but also act as moderators to educate the youths. Moreover, the discussion will also be held to stimulate the critical thinking ability of the youths. Ergo, making a bigger #IMPACT for the lives of the youths and ASEAN Community.
After the event ends on October 26th, 2019, the participants will be given tasks and assignments for further implementation of the actions planned at the conference. The delegates will be given to implementing the project proposal with the help of the A.Y.O country representative and shall later be evaluated by A.Y.O officers.