By Adani Bakhtiar

Calling out all potential delegate applicants, sponsors, exhibitors, and media partners! Don’t miss this one out!

The inaugural ASEAN Youth Conference (AYC) 2017 is to happen alongside ASEAN 50th year Anniversary on the 10th – 13th November 2017 in Pampanga, Philippines.

With the theme “Towards ASEAN Community Vision 2025 – It All Begins With YOUth”, the conference aims to act as a platform to facilitate strengthening effective youth participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation of various regional issues, particularly issues that have impacted on youth.

The conference will focus on the 3 Pillars of the ASEAN Community  – Political-Security Community, Economic Community and Socio-Cultural Community. The idea of this conference is to gather youth delegates and stakeholders from across Southeast Asia to meet, exchange perspectives, share experiences and ideas on issues, and develop realistic action plans to rebuild communities that meet the needs and aspirations of young people region-wide.

Founder and Project Director of AYC, Thomson Ch’ng, says that “Today’s youth are arising to shape the future of their countries and the world. They want to be heard, included in decision-making processes and more importantly, to make changes”.

If that sounds like you, then don’t wait any longer! Apply for your placement and book your flight to Philippines now!

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