Do we owe each other anything as global citizens?
This is the focus of the ASEFYLS4 publication: ‘(Un)masked: Reflections on Self and Collective Responsibility during the COVID-19 Pandemic’, an outcome of the 4th ASEF Young Leaders Summit (ASEFYLS4) on Sustainable Development in a Post-COVID-19 World.
The publication is a unique compilation of over 80 op-eds written by the ASEFYLS4 participants on their individual experience amidst the pandemic, as well as their observations on youth around them.
Through the ASEFYLS4 Participants’ own writings, this Publication is a unique historical snapshot which explores these young Asians and Europeans’ perspectives on the topic as they were tackling this unprecedented global challenge.
The publication is a useful reference for decision-makers to understand the impact on and the perspectives of youth during crises, particularly related to Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health & Wellbeing, across Asia and Europe.
The op-eds were written over 1.5 years before the publication of this compilation, and the COVID-19 pandemic has thoroughly evolved during that time. However, the editors see the value in documenting the youth experience as a historical snapshot.
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