Pursuant to the 1st ASEAN Student Affairs Meeting at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand on 29-31 October 2015, the Meeting agreed that the 16th AUN and 5th ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers’ Contest will be hosted by Mahidol University. The Forum will be convened at Mahidol University on 7-10 November 2016 under the theme “Sustainable Development through Community Engagement”.
The Forum, one of the flagship youth activities of AUN first launched in 1998, aims to build up in-depth ASEAN awareness to the future leaders in the region and its dialogue partners: China, Japan, and Korea. The Forum also serves as a platform for the youths of ASEAN+3 to express their concerns for the region and their perception of its future through policy oriented proposals. The 16th AUN and 5th ASEAN+3 Educational Forum and Young Speakers’ Contest will include four main academic and non-academic activities: