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  1. 1. ASEAN (Association of the Southeast Asia Nations) 10 member countries Established. 1967 ASEAN Charter 15 Dec 2008
  2. 2. 1040 31st Dec 2015
  3. 3. ASEAN Community
  4. 4. Where is the Youth in ASEAN Community Building?
  5. 5. Youth is the FUTURE and the NOW in ASEAN Community Building The most important forces in the world are now shifting from state actors to people actors. ASEAN is not an exception. Therefore, the needs of ASEAN to shift its perspective from a statecentered focus to a more people-centered focus is inevitable The focus on youth participation and empowerment of youth is vital for ASEAN integration. It should be supported by both the government and young people themselves. Young people were part of the solution to the problems raised in ASEAN. Young people are well known as an engine of change.
  6. 6. ASEAN’s Commitments the 1983 Declaration of Principles to Strengthen ASEAN Collaboration on Youth, the 1997 Kuala Lumpur Agenda on ASEAN Youth Development the 2000 Yangon Declaration on Preparing ASEAN Youth for the Challenges of Globalization the 2001 Declaration on the Commitments for Children in ASEAN the 2003 Manila Declaration on Strengthening Participation in Sustainable Youth Employment, the 2010 Hanoi Declaration on the Enhancement of Welfare and Development of ASEAN Women and Children. Youth has also been mentioned the SOCIO-CULTURAL COMMUNITY PILLAR as partners and beneficiaries in achieving goals for well-being.
  7. 7. How to make ASEAN’s socio-cultural pillar work? One of the aim of the Socio-Cultural is to make an ASEAN, a cohesive community. This purpose cannot be achieved without the young people. There is a need to shift mindset in ASEAN to young people as an investment for sustaining ASEAN Community and treat them as subject rather than as object. Moreover, the governments should provide a good environment to young people to express themselves. At the same time, young people should believe that they have the capabilities to bring in changes. The capabilities should then be transformed into action by giving advice, insights, recommendations and inventions to ASEAN member states. Contributions are what the governments need.
  8. 8. What Youth can do? Young people may not be necessarily influential to change the ASEAN. But if they speak with one voice and talk to their respective government on certain issues, they can be an influential element in Community Building The problem is how to make them speak in unity and cross the “boundaries of mind” to realize a youth-centered ASEAN Youth can channel their aspirations through various spaces like at home, school and religious institutions, community, society-at-large, and in the international forums such as ASEAN. Using various medium: social network, blogs, opinion etc In a form of a) consultative process, b) participative process and c) promoting advocacy. It is important for youth to get themselves organized and start identifying some partners in promoting their role in ASEAN Community building
  9. 9. ASEAN Youth Forum, an annual meeting of the youth (since 2009) Photo courtesy of Jaruwan Supolrai, Regional Coordinator/ASEAN Youth Movement (Thailand), 2013
  10. 10. Brief info about AYM Initiated in 2008 by Thai Volunteer Service Foundation and its youth networks in Mekong Region Organized 6 venues (AYFs), in 4 countries, 430 participants, 30 organizations Served as an “open space”, a regional platform for participatory learning process for youth from diverse countries in Southeast Asia and beyond Led and empowered by country coordinators and core-members, in coordination and communication through social network and have online meeting online regularly Driven by advocacy and media work: AYM Magazine, Blog and FB 6,600 fans Built up based on borderless solidarity, regional effort, friendship, spirit of sharing and creative cultural exchange among participants With the sense of ownership and hope for a promise of a just, more peaceful and sustainable future in the region Source: Jaruwan Supolrai, Regional Coordinator/ASEAN Youth Movement (Thailand), 2013
  11. 11. CSO Platforms in engaging ASEAN Name frequent Engaging the body ACSC/APF annually ASEAN SUMMIT Head of States/Government s ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF) annually ASEAN Youth Forum annually ASEAN Grass-root People Assembly annually ASEAN Community Dialogue annually ASEAN Committee Permanent Representatives (CPR) CPR Civil Society Forum to AMM on human rights annually ASEAN Ministers Meeting (AMM) Foreign Ministers Informal Dialogue between CSO and ASG annually ASEAN Secretary General (ASG) Secretary General Jakarta Human Rights Dialogue in ASEAN annually ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms AICHR, ACWC GO-NGO Forum on Social Welfare & Development annually ASEAN Senior Official Meeting on SWD SOM officials
  12. 12. ASEAN Civil Society Conferences/ASEAN Peoples Forums 2005-2012 Year Place The Name of the Event 2005 Shah Alam, Malaysia 1st ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC) 2006 Cebu, the Philippines 2nd ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC) 2007 Singapore 3rd ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC) 2009 Bangkok, Thailand 4th ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC)/ 1st ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (APF) 2009 Hua Hin, Thailand 5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC)/2nd ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (APF) 2010 Hanoi, Vietnam 6th ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (APF) 2011 Jakarta, Indonesia ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC)/ ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (APF) 2011 2012 Phnom Penh, Cambodia ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC)/ ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (APF) 2012 – March & November 2013 Brunei ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC)/ ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (APF) 2013 – April 6-8 2014 Myanmar ?
  13. 13. CSO/NGO and Young People in ACSC/APF Malysia 2005 Cebu 2006 Singapore 2007 Bangkok 2009 Cha Am 2009 Hanoi 2010 Jakarata 2011 Phnom Penh 2012 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400
  14. 14. Thematic Engagements with ASEAN Human Rights Labor and Migrants Agriculture and Trade Issues Food Sovereignty and Land-related issues Extractives Industries: mining, gas, oil Large scale dev. projects: dams Environment/ Climate Justice Housing Rights Gender Child Rights Youth Participation Refugees / Stateless Peoples/ Internally Displaced Peoples Indigenous Peoples Communication Rights and Freedom of Information Burma Peace and Conflict, etc
  15. 15. + Our collective knowledge we produced through 8 years’ ACSC/APF? ASEAN’s Alternative Regionalism (Source: HRWG Study, 2011) • Particularly: Women & Youth, Indigenous People / Ethnic Minority, and CSOs • • • • CSO Participation in Decision Making Process Adoption of Basic Universal Values Holistic rightsbased approach on Developmen t (1,2,4,5,6,7) Adoption of UN Bodies’ related Conventions (1,2,3,6,7) • Against unjust FTA, privatization, • Reject neoliberal economic policies Democracy Human Rights Transparency Accountability (3,4,5,6,7) (1,2,4,5,6,7) • Mainly: ILO, UNFCCC, CED AW, UNCRC, UNDR IP, &MDGs