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"Building skills for civic engagement and social inclusion through youth empowerment: Supporting policy development with the participation"

Joint UNESCO-Chulalongkorn University Workshop and Dialogue 12-14 December 2012

Organised by: Center for Ethics of Science and Technology, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Regional Unit in Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific (RUSHSAP), UNESCO Bangkok



In Southeast, South and Southwest Asia, the youth population constitutes a higher proportion of the total population or over 19%. By 2030 the youth segment for the region is estimated to grow to exceed over 700 million, constituting almost 15% of the total population.

Some issues facing youth in the Asia-Pacific region include: i) poor employment prospects; ii) increasing crime, violence and risky behaviour; iii) education systems that do not support the development of relevant skills for sustainable livelihoods in current socio-economic circumstances; iv) impacts of natural disasters – Asia-Pacific has the highest rate of natural disasters globally with approximately 50% of all disasters and 80% of disaster-related deaths for the past decade.

This workshop will be held with a cross section of youth to examine in greater detail the issues facing them, and how they attempt to overcome these issues.


Agenda, venue and registration here.