ASEAN Youth Forum 2016

“Advancing Youth Roles in leading ASEAN”

22-24 August 2016

Siem Reap, Cambodia

The ASEAN Youth Forum 2016 was hosted in Siem Reap, Cambodia with an aim to coincide with the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth which will also be held in the world renowned heritage city. It aims to increase the visibility of Southeast Asian young people at the ASEAN level and in affairs, to forge dialogues with SOMY officials to address issues related to rights and freedoms of every young person living in Southeast Asia.

It responds to the call of engaging with the ASEAN bodies related to human rights (ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and ASEAN Commission on the Protection of the Rights Women and Children) and ASEAN SOMY (Senior Officials Meeting on Youth.) It shall be working closely with regional and national youth organisations in forging ways to work on concrete and rights-based policies on the following issues highlighted in the Yangon Declaration (ASEAN Youth Statement 2014)