Advocacy

ASEAN Youth Forum has been actively involved and engaged in several ASEAN mechanisms and activities. Here are the highlights of the engagements:

  • On September 2nd, 2021, AYF, AYO, AGENDA, and ADF released a Youth Recommendations on Employment and Entrepreneurship through a Public Dialogue on Inclusive Employment and Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Youth. Read the full recommendations here.
  • On September 1st, 2021, AYF participated in the Finalization Workshop of M&E of ASEAN Work Plan on Youth 2021 -2025, organized by ASEAN Secretariat.
  • On August 20th, 2021, AYF Participated in the final consultation of ARROW Strategic Meeting. We push forwards issues concerning youth in Southeast Asia when it comes to SRHR access and enjoyment.
  • On August 9th - 10th, 2021, AYF participated in the CSOs Conference: Human Rights in the time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia Organized by FORUM-ASIA.
  • On July 15th, 2021, AYF Participated in the advocacy discussion of The Creation of UN Special Rapporteurs on Climate Change.
  • In July 2021, AYF participated in monitoring the High Level Political Forum of SDGs virtually.
  • On June 29th-30th, 2021, AYF attended the AICHR Forum on The Right to Health and The Rights of Migrant Workers.
  • On April 8th, 2021, AYF delivered an intervention at the  5th ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium: Enhancing the Roles of Youth in Achieving the SDGs.
  • On March 23rd-26th, 2021, AYF represented Youth Constituency with National Campaign on Dalit of Human Rights, India in the APFSD Intergovernmental Fora to deliver a CSO intervention on behalf of Youth Constituency based on Youth Call to Action on Global-Regional-National Link of SDG.
  • On March 17th-22nd, 2021, AYF participated in Asia Pacific People's Forum on Sustainable Development (APPFSD) as part of APRCEM process. Youth from AYF deliver Youth Call to Action on behalf of Youth in Asia Pacific. Watch here.
  • On March 14-16th, 2021, AYF participated in Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) Youth Forum to bring forward agenda in Youth Collective Statement (2020) into the fora. Output is Asia Pacific Youth Call to Action, read on UNESCAP site.

  • In 2020, AYF Secretariat served as Regional Steering Committee for ASEAN Civil Society Conference - ASEAN People's Forum (ACSC/APF) 2020 Vietnam. Together with one of AYF's Special Rapporteur participated and brought forward agenda in Youth Collective Statement (2020) into ACSC/APF mechanism. Read the output.

  • In October 2020, AYF participated in Regional Consultation  for Creation of Mandate for UN Special Rapporteur on Climate Change.

  • In September 2020, AYF participated in the Inception Workshop with ASEAN+3 on ASEAN Work Plan on Youth 2021-2025 & ASEAN Plus Three Work Plan on Youth 2021-2025.

  • In August 2020, AYF co-hosted ASEAN+ Youth Meeting on Peace and Security, a space in conjugation to ASEAN Day.

  • In July 2020, AYF participated in the Youth Expert Meeting on ASEAN Work Plan on Youth 2021-2025, facilitated by ASEAN Secretariat Youth, Education, and Sport Division.

  • In April 2020, AYF co-organized webinar on Children and Youth During COVID-19: Their Rights and as Human Rights Defenders, together with FORUM-ASIA and CRC-Asia

  • In March 2020, AYF attended the Expert Meeting on The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) +10, facilitated by FORUM-ASIA

  • In 2019, AYF participated in the AICHR Consultation on Freedom of Opinion, Expression and Information in ASEAN (Article 23 AHRD)

  • Some members of the ASEAN Youth Forum were invited and had participated at the 3rd S. Rajaratnam Endowment—ASEAN Community Forum of the ASEAN Foundation on March 2018 in Singapore.

  • Participated at ASEAN Education Youth and Sports Division at the ASEAN Youth Gathering and ASEAN JENESYS Mini-Reunion on 19 December 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  • Contributed to plans and strategies on ways to conduct data collection for the Second Phase of the ASEAN Youth Development Index (attach link) in cooperation with the Education, Youth and Sports Division of the ASEAN Secretariat.

  • Presented its plans and aspirations at the Prep-SOM for AMMY X on 18 July 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.