Publications

Explore the pressing concerns and new ideas of youth in our Youth Perspectives 2019

Latest Articles

The following articles are contributed by youth from ASEAN and Australia. These articles paint a clear picture of the engagement of young people in various issues and opportunities across the region. The opinions expressed in these article are the author’s own and do not reflect the views of AAYSP or our affiliated partners.

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Interfaith Dialogue and Counter-terrorism in ASEAN

AAYLF delegate from Australia Joshua Saunders examines the role that interfaith dialogues hold in addressing counter-terrorism challenges in the ASEAN region. October saw the escape of approximately 800 Islamic State-linked detainees…
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A Renewed Plea for Non-Alignment

AAYLF delegate from Singapore Qi Siang Ng explores the importance of a neutral and stable ASEAN, particularly for Australia amidst rising global tensions. The time of “having your cake and eating it…
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ASEAN and its way to LGBT Rights

AAYLF delegate from Lao PDR Thiladeth Sivixay discusses key challenges for LGBTIQ+ rights in the ASEAN region and looks forward to a more inclusive future for all.     The…
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Current Education Issues

AAYLF delegate from Myanmar Htun Linn explores the barriers to education and how ASEAN and Australia can work together to increase opportunities and empower young people through education. In Myanmar there…
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Narrowing the ‘GAP’

AAYLF delegate from Myanmar Khin Phyu Syn Kyi explores the gaps that exist in development, opportunity and economy that unfortunately still exist and how young people can help bridge these gaps.   …
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ASEAN and Australia’s Ageing Populations

AAYLF delegate from Brunei Hana Som advocates for sustainable and accessible infrastructure to support entire communities across ASEAN and Australia.  The issue of ageing society has slowly been looming into many countries…

Power to ASEAN: Energy Security in Southeast Asia

AAYLF delegate from Australia Kate Fletcher explores environment as the fourth pillar of ASEAN-Australia cooperation.  In August this year, I was in Jakarta, the capital city of ASEAN’s largest member, Indonesia. It…

Improving mental health

AAYLF delegate from Australia Christian Habla addresses the challenges that need to be overcome to improve mental health outcomes across ASEAN and Australia. 1.1 billion people experience mental illness globally [1].  45%…

Collateral damage in the Trade War

AAYLF delegate from Australia Maddison O’Gradey-Lee investigates the implications of the US-China trade war for ASEAN and Australia.   A current challenge the ASEAN-Australian community faces is the trade war between the United…
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Combating Fake News

AAYLF delegate from Vietnam Hoang Nguyen Nhat Vi investigates the threat of fake news to society in an increasingly digital world. The World Economic Forum listed viral misinformation as one of the…