Introduction – Asian Youth Council

Asian Youth Council (AYC) is a non-governmental, youth serving, regional organization formed on the 14th of August 1972 to promote solidarity and family spirit among young people in Asia as well as to strengthen national youth organizations in the region.

For the past 46 years, AYC has been actively involved front and centre with issues concerning youths. The AYC has made a leap with two effective and productive Asian Youth Forums the past two years under its belt.

The Batam declaration  emphasizes on the importance and significance of formally involving the youth into government policy making processes in each of the participating countries.

In  2007 Asian Youth Forum in Beijing, China with the theme “Dynamic Asia: Entrepreneurial Youth”, AYC has encouraged youths to venture into entrepreneurship. AYC called on all National Youth Councils to ensure that youth entrepreneurship is incorporated in their national youth policy and other policy documents.

AYC serves to play its role as a platform for knowledge sharing and information transfer amongst its member countries. Representatives from AYC have countlessly been given the honour to speak and present papers during international forums, conferences and seminars.

The Asian nation are mostly plagued with issues concerning on education, employment, drugs and health. Various programs focusing on these issues are being planned. As a youth serving organization, the AYC will remain focused on its objectives to achieve the target of the MDG’s and WPAY and will forge partnerships with various other international youth organizations.

International Youth Centre,
Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak,
56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.