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  • 60% of ASEAN population are youth.
  • Youth statistic
  • Self-management skills: stress management, self-confidence, emotion control People skills: communication skills, leadership skills, teamwork skills, ability to deal with difficult personalities.


  • 1. Youth and ASEAN integration 2015 Lim Nguon December 01, 2012 1
  • 2. ContentI. IntroductionII. Role of Youth in ASEAN Community BuildingIII. Opportunities Vs. ChallengesIV. Actions in Response to IntegrationV. Recommendation 2
  • 3. I. IntroductionAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)• Established in August 08, 1967, ASEAN has 10 members: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam• 10th member: Cambodia joined in April 30, 1999• Bali Concord II (2003): Building ASEAN Community in 2020• Cebu Declaration on the Acceleration of the Establishment of an ASEAN Community by 2015• Initiatives for ASEAN Integration (IAI) launched in 2000. 3
  • 4. I. IntroductionASEAN community 2015: (December 31, 2015) – ASEAN Political Security Community (PEACE) • Peace, stability, and harmony • Rule of laws – ASEAN Economic Community (Prosperity) Single market and production based • Free flow of goods and service • Free flow of skilled labor • Free flow of capital and investment – ASEAN Socio-cultural Community (People) • People oriented and caring society 4
  • 5. II. Role of Youth in ASEAN Community Building• Youth is the agent of CHANGE and tomorrow leader.• Youth accelerates the process of democratization and sustainable development.• Youth plays a prominent role in good governance.• Youth is the engine of green growth. 5
  • 6. III. Opportunity Vs. ChallengesOpportunity Challenges- Cheaper products - Trade deficit- Huge consumer - Intense competition market - Predate the infant- Spillover effect and transfer of industry technology and - Job lose know-how - Widen the gap of development 6
  • 7. III. Opportunity Vs. ChallengesFor Youth Opportunity Challenges - Investment on - Intense competition youth capacity - Digital divides and building information access gaps - Better quality of - Skill mismatch education - Job lose - Cheaper means of communication and information accessibility 7
  • 8. IV. Actions in Response to Integration• Develop knowledge-based economy• Improve the quality of education• Strengthen the competitive capacity of small medium enterprise (SME)• Infrastructure building: soft and hard• Use sub-regional mechanism to bridge the development gap 8
  • 9. IV. Actions in Response to IntegrationFor Youth• Be informed about the community building• Capacity building through development of hard skill and soft skill• Youth Ambassador of Cambodia 9
  • 10. IV. Actions in Response to Integration• Hard skill Development – Knowledge and know-how – Languages (ASEAN language) – Computer and technological literacy – Experience – Critical thinking – Innovation and creativity – Entrepreneurship: create job for yourself and others – skill diversification: but with focus • Real science Vs. Social Science – Capability to access to information 10
  • 11. IV. Actions in Response to Integration• Soft Skill Development – People skills – Self-management skills – Positive mental attitude – Accountability and responsibility – Cross-cultural skill 11
  • 12. IV. Actions in Response to Integration• Ambassador of Cambodia – Demonstrate Khmer culture, tradition and civilization – Goodwill ambassador – Well-understanding and appreciation of ASEAN culture – Volunteerism in social work – Deepen and broaden engagement in society 12
  • 13. V. Recommendation• Start with small, then develop small and expand it.• Give yourself a try: your try gives you greater than zero percent of chance to success.• Self-development community development  country development  regional development 13
  • 14. Thank you for your attention! 14