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.
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.
The Asian Youth Conference 2013 - entitled "Youth and Peace: Moderation as a driver for global change" - will take place in Sana'a, Yemen from 22-24 December. The aim of the Asian Youth Conference is to foster the relationship of the youth participants that comes from different backgrounds and also to get inputs and ideas from the youths through discussions and activities that will be planned by the organizing committee, participants are also expected to forward a youth resolution to the Asian Youth Council. Participation in the conference is through the national delegations from each AYC member. For more information: http://aycc2013.blogspot.de/