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5th Asean Children’s Forum in Brunei from August 6-8

/ 03:58 PM August 05, 2018

(From L-R) Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, Myanmar’s State Councellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Brunei’s ASEAN representative, Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo and Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen pose for a family photo during the 15th ASEAN-India Summit on the sideline of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on November 14, 2017.
World leaders are in the Philippines’ capital for two days of summits. / AFP FILE PHOTO

The Asean Children’s Forum is the only platform at Asean level for children to gather and provide opportunities to give their thoughts on issues that affect and have an interest in their lives today.

The forum is also aimed at promoting friendship and mutual respect between cultures in children and enhancing their ability to become future leaders.

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The forum will focus on four major issues – cybersecurity and delinquency; respect all including people with different abilities, senior citizens and racial and cultural diversity; environmental care; and a healthy lifestyle in terms of physical and mental health.

The forum will start with an official opening ceremony on August 6 by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports while the plenary session will begin after the official opening ceremony.

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A number of tour activities will also be organised throughout the forum.

The forum will present results of the plenary session discussed by participants.

The forum is facilitated with the cooperation of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports as well as non-governmental associations such as Persatuan Kemajuan Insan (KESAN) which is the main facilitator, the Association of Southeast Asian Youth Ship (BERSATU) and Creativate Kids Brunei.

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