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The Asian Youth Council (AYC) is a non-governmental, youth-serving, regional organisation, formed on August 14, 1972, to promote the solidarity and family spirit among young people in Asia as well as to strengthen national youth organizations in the region. Memberships of the AYC comprised of national youth organizations in Asia. AYC serves as a forum for information exchange among national youth councils in Asia and other inter-regional agencies. It works closely with various regional and international partners to promote youth volunteerism and development of leadership among young people. The AYC is a member of the International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organisations (ICYMO).


The Asian Youth Conference 2013 - entitled "Youth and Peace: Moderation as a driver for global change" - took place in Sana'a, Yemen from 22-24 December. Member countries include Malaysia, Cambodia, China, Brunei Darussalam, South Korea and Mongolia. AYC is an NGO in consultative status with the United Nations' Economic and Social Commission (ECOSOC). The AYC Secretariat is located in Malaysia. The Executive Secretary who reports directly to the AYC President and Secretary General serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Secretariat. Though member countries of the AYC are listed, there is no description about the national level organsiations that affiliate to the Asian Youth Council, and therefore is is unknown how young people can participate in the activities of the Forum. Though the Facebook Page remains active, it is unclear how active the AYC is.