CORDE Represented Cambodia for the Ten Accomplished Organizations in ASEAN

The Award was given in recognition of CORDE’s contribution towards ASEAN development and co-operation and for embodying role of ASEAN youth in pursuing continuous peace, progress and prosperity of the region.

CORDE Parent Workshop at CCL15 November 2010

Cambodian Organization for Research, Development and Education (CORDE), was recently recognized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Royal Kingdom of Cambodia as an outstanding youth-serving organization. CORDE was subsequently nominated by the Cambodian Government to represent Cambodia at 17th ASEAN Youth Day to receive the “Ten Accomplished Organizations in ASEAN (TAYO ASEAN)”.


The ASEAN Youth Award and the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization in ASEAN (TAYO ASEAN) Award are presented to Award Recipients from all ten ASEAN Member States. The ASEAN Youth Award was integrated into the AYDM celebration in 2000 while the TAYO ASEAN Award was given out during the AYDM for the first time in 2010. Both Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of young people in ASEAN in various fields and their contributions to the communities. The Award was given in recognition of CORDE’s contribution towards ASEAN development and co-operation and for embodying role of ASEAN youth in pursuing continuous peace, progress and prosperity of the region. CORDE‘s programs, projects and activities were recognized as sustainable and might be replicated by other organizations.

The award was given during 17th ASEAN Youth Day Meeting (AYDM) was held from 13 to 16 September 2011 to celebrate ASEAN youth achievements and to strengthen regional solidarity, stability and prosperity. The ASEAN Youth Day Meeting is held annually to highlight the role and contribution of young people in ASEAN towards the development and continued prosperity of the region. Each year, ASEAN Member States take turns to organize a special program that brings together youth and youth leaders from all over ASEAN to commemorate the AYDM.

In line with the 17th AYDM theme of ‘Linking and Leading Communities’, ASEAN youths gathered to network and contribute towards the development of the region.

The 17th AYDM was organized by a group of dedicated youth volunteers comprising young working adults and tertiary students under the National Youth Council, Singapore. As part of the 17th AYDM program, 46 delegates from the ten ASEAN Member States had the opportunity to exchange experiences and participate in a dialogue session with a panel of distinguished speakers, institutional visits and cultural heritage activities.

This was presented by H.E. Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and the Chairman, National Youth Council. He highlighted AYDM as one of the platforms to bring together people from the ASEAN community in an act of regional solidarity and celebration.