Recognizing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the importance of youth participation and empowerment, and the strength of unity, AYC aims to:

  1. Unite all national youth councils in Asia under a common association, namely Asian Youth Council.
  2. Promote the economic, social and political integration of Asian youth and nations in the spirit of regional development.
  3. Foster cooperation between national youth councils in Asia with governmental and non-governmental, regional and international organizations to promote youth volunteerism and development.
  4. Create a greater awareness and global understanding on issues affecting youth in Asia.
  5. Provide support to young people in Asia to realize their true potential and to contribute towards development of their communities and nations.

In order to achieve the above aims, the AYC principal objectives are as follows:

  1. Strengthen youth networks at all levels in Asia and thereby promote regional identity through the exchange and dissemination of information, which include but not limited to:
    • Enhancing communications channels, promoting youth exchange programmes, Participating in and supporting of events promoting youth development and gathering, and;
    • Disseminating appropriate youth information to member organizations.

  1. Encourage and strengthen national youth councils in Asia by:
    • assisting countries to establish national youth organizations,
    • cooperating to develop existing national youth councils,
    • supporting the development of youth policies and
    • promoting training programmes among young people in the region.
  1. Promote the interest and development of Asian youth by:
    • facilitating the organisation of appropriate training programmes,
    • providing a representative voice for Asian youth,
    • formulating positions on important issues affecting Asian youth, and,
    • providing encouragement and incentives such as Asian Youth Awards for individuals and organizations.

  1. Identify and secure available resources to support the AYC and national youth councils in Asian nations

  1. Cooperate with governments to advance the development of Asian Youth.