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About Mekong Youth Assembly

Mekong Youth Assembly is a network of youth who come from the six countries that share the Mekong River: Tibet/China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. We aim to encourage all youths in the Mekong countries to bring about change in environmental concerns by working with their communities.

Ecological Child Rights in the International Levels

By Mekong Youth Assembly In September 23, 2016, Tom Weerachat represented the Mekong Youth Assembly to give a presentation at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and the Environment (DGD16) at Palais [...]

By |January 26th, 2017|Campaigns, Ecological Child Rights, Youth Empowerment|

Come to stand up for Ecological Child Rights together

By |January 16th, 2017|Ecological Child Rights, Video|

Raising Ecological Child Rights in Germany

By |January 16th, 2017|Ecological Child Rights, Other News, Video|

We are standing for Ecological Child Rights

By Mekong Youth Assembly “I want to live in a safe environment now and in the future, and I want my voice to be heard”, a young Lao youth representative from Mekong Youth Assembly said as she expressed how she [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|Other News|

Youth group traveled there to learn about community’s participation on forest and river management

By Dokkeo Sykham (The Voices of Lao Youth) Welcomed ceremony by community leaders, introduction the community history and anti-dam movement presentation.  Six youths from Laos traveled to join Kaenseuaten trip with Mekong school (EarthRights School) which this trip [...]

By |August 13th, 2016|Other News|

Joint Statement: Mekong Youth Assembly for Sustaining Mekong Children Livelihoods

Joint Statement Mekong Youth Assembly for Sustaining Mekong Children Livelihoods 4 August 2016 Keynotes: Destructive development projects have destroyed our natural environment, and violated the human rights of children in the Mekong Region; Governments have a full responsibility and accountability [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|Campaigns, Ecological Child Rights|

Shining: Co-Powering Communities of Shan State (Myanmar)

By |July 25th, 2016|Dams and development projects, Video|

The Case Studies of Ecological Child Rights

By Mekong Youth Assembly Case study 1: Blood Sugar “Kohkong Sugarcane Plantation, Cambodia” In August 2006, the Cambodian Government granted economic concessions in Koh Kong Province to two Cambodian sugar companies (Koh Kong Plantation and Koh Kong Sugar Industry), both [...]

The Concept of Ecological Child Rights

By Mekong Youth Assembly I. Ecological Child Rights The last few decades have seen a huge rise in public awareness regarding the causes and effects of human-induced environmental degradation. Worldwide, people are experiencing the negative impact of water and food [...]

Planned Ywarthit mega-dam on Salween River threatens Karenni communities

Ko Thaike (The Voice of Myanmar Youth) The Salween River is the last major free flowing river in Southeast Asia, and it is currently under threat from mega hydropower dam projects. If we do not protect the Salween River, we [...]