3rd Asia-Pacific Youth Exchange – Thailand
The third in a series of Asia-Pacific youth exchanges held in Thailand - and involving collaboration between ESCAP, UNDP, Urban Youth Academy and other partners - began on 14 January 2018 and continued until 26 January 2018. The theme was “Empower Youth to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals” and the event involved a day at the UNCC followed by capacity development activities and work in communities in Thailand to support sustainable development initiatives and promote youth volunteering. While at the UNCC, the 200 youth present from close to 20 countries benefitted from a scene-setting opening statement by ESCAP. Moreover, ESCAP moderated a panel discussion entitled “Social Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development” with the active participation of panelists as well as youth in the audience.