10 March 2021
Adducul The youth comprise a major part of the world’s population today, with an approximate total of 1.2 billion.1 In Southeast Asia, the youth make up the largest population with a total of 213 million and is forecasted to reach 220 million by 2038.2 While there is no agreed international definition of the youth, the United Nations (UN) Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Divisi. [...] 1 MARCH 2020 The AYF, for example, has helped push for the realization of the ASEAN Youth Development Index that serves as a basis of the formulation of responsive and relevant policies and programmes that will address youth issues and concerns in the region. [...] Philippine Youth Diplomacy In 1994, the Philippines enacted the Youth in Nation Building Act, or Republic Act 8044, that mandated the creation of the National Youth Commission (NYC) to oversee youth affairs. [...] 1 MARCH 2020 The engagements of the Filipino youth at the ASEAN level demonstrates the Philippine government’s commitment to regional community-building and the use of soft power to advance national interests. [...] Adducul is a Foreign Affairs Research The views expressed in this publication are of the author Specialist with the Center for International Relations and alone and do not reflect the official position of the Foreign Strategic Studies of the Foreign Service Institute.