SIEM REAP, 30 August 2016 – The Eighth ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY VIII) presented the ASEAN Youth Award to ten ASEAN youth leaders representing each of the ten ASEAN Member States. Eight youth organisations also received the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) in ASEAN Award from the SOMY VIII.
The award ceremony was held as part of a series of meetings of the ASEAN Youth Sector including the SOMY VIII, 7th SOMY+3 and the 21st ASEAN Youth Day Meeting hosted and chaired by Cambodia in Siem Reap on 25-26 August.
At the 21st ASEAN Youth Day Meeting, attended by 55 youth leaders from the ASEAN Member States and the Plus Three Countries, youth awardees shared key messages and actions related to ASEAN youth cooperation and volunteerism to promote sustainable development and stronger cooperation in the ASEAN Community.
The ASEAN Youth Day Meeting and Award are held biennially and aim to highlight the role and contribution of young people in ASEAN towards the development and continued prosperity of the region.