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A Walk Along the Mekong, River of Life

By Tom Weerachat A young boy poses with fish from the Mekong River in Si Phan Don, Chapasak, Southern Laos. Photo by Dorn Bouttasing. This image was presented as part of the “Mekong, River [...]

August 22nd, 2017|

Thai Military Must Drop Unlawful Charges Against Academics

By Mekong Youth Assembly and Networks We, the undersigned organizations, call on the Thai authorities to immediately drop all charges against academics and participants who attended a recent conference in Chiang Mai, and to uphold [...]

August 22nd, 2017|

Curriculum on Ecological Child Rights in Mekong Development: A Guide Book for Young Trainers

When a development project takes place in a community, it can have both positive and negative impacts on the people and ecology, where we live. In particularly, the group of people who can least protect [...]

June 16th, 2017|

Mekong hydropower dams: ‘Green energy’ or ‘Green House Gases creators’?

By Mekong Youth Assembly Mekong Youth Assembly was invited to participate in the Pre-APFSD Youth Forum (Pre-Asia Pacific Forum Sustainable Development Youth Forum) which took place 22th – 25th March 2017, before the annual ministerial [...]

April 19th, 2017|

Mekong Campaign Materials

These campaign messages are from local community along the Mekong. Translated to Mekong languages by members of the Mekong Youth Assembly. Please feel free to use in your activity to help save the Mekong! The [...]

February 2nd, 2017|

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 [...]

January 26th, 2017|

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 [...]

December 16th, 2016|

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 [...]

August 13th, 2016|

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 [...]

August 10th, 2016|

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 [...]

July 23rd, 2016|

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 [...]

July 23rd, 2016|

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 [...]

July 7th, 2016|