Internatio­nal Youth Day


Internatio­nal Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surroundin­g youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.

Internatio­nal Youth Day is observed annually on August 12th. It is meant as an opportunit­y for government­s and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. During IYD, concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizati­ons take place around the world. IYD was designated by the United Nations in 1999.

Internatio­nal Youth Day's Slogan for 2014 was Youth and Mental Health. For 2015, it was Youth and Civic Engagement. The theme of the 2016 Internatio­nal Youth Day was “The Road to 2030: Eradicatin­g Poverty and Achieving Sustainabl­e Consumptio­n and Production. For 2017, the theme of IYD is "Youth Building Peace". The theme for IYD 2018 was "Safe Spaces for Youth". In this way it will go on which recognises the contributi­ons of young people to preventing conflict, supporting inclusion, social justice, and sustain peace. For 2019, the theme of IYD was "Transformi­ng education" to make education inclusive and accessible for all youth. And for 2020, the theme of IYD was "Youth Engagement for Global Action". The theme for 2021 IYD was "Transformi­ng Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health".

The objective of this year’s Internatio­nal Youth Day theme, Intergener­ational solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages, is to amplify the message that action is needed across all generation­s to achieve the SDGs and leave no one behind.

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