AUN contributes to ASEAN Work Plan on Youth 2016-2020 at SOMY X

By Phasawit Jutatungcharoen, Programme Officer
9 November 2020

The 10th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY X), held to discuss ASEAN policies on youth affairs, was held remotely on 22 October 2020 and hosted by Lao PDR. The ASEAN University Network (AUN) was invited to the Open Session to present updates on recent youth activities alongside external partners and organizations including the United States Mission to ASEAN, the ASEAN Foundation, and UNICEF.

The AUN presented a summary report on recent AUN youth activities as part of the student mobility programme under the ASEAN Work Plan on Youth 2016-2020, among other regional frameworks and action plans.

Activity Scope Date and Place Details No. of participants
ASEAN Student Leaders Forum ASEAN

3-7 February 2020

Chiang Mai University

Platform to bring leaders of student union/councils in Southeast Asia to discuss relevant ASEAN issues. 61 students from 9 ASEAN countries
ASEAN Experiential Learning Programme ASEAN

30 June - 6 July 2019,

Nan, Thailand

Annual activity under AUN-SAN for students from member universities to gain hands-on learning exposure in ASEAN. 39 students and 8 faculty members from 8 ASEAN countries
AUN and ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers’ Contest ASEAN+3

10-14 July 2019,

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Forum for promoting ASEAN awareness among the youth and building familiarity and friendship among themselves and the ASEAN+3 community. 70 participants from 8 ASEAN countries, China, Japan, Korea
AUN and ASEAN+3 Youth Cultural Forum ASEAN+3

13-18 October 2019,

National University of Laos

Annual youth platform for delegates to share their countries' art and culture. 82 participants, 22 faculty staff and 90 local participants from 12 countries (ASEAN, China, Korea)
AUN-SUN/SixERS Student Mobility Programme ASEAN+3

9-22 August 2020,

Multiple locations in Thailand

Two-week programmes for students from partner Japanese universities to learn and experience ASEAN culture and cross-border collaborations 17 students and 2 lecturers from 3 Japanese universities

Additionally, the AUN announced the launch of their E-newsletter as a step forward in connecting and updating AUN members about ongoing activities.

At the end of the presentation, the chair took note of AUN's summary report, the details of which will be incorporated into the development of the ASEAN Work Plan on Youth 2021-2025.