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International Youth Day

August 12, 2018

International Youth Day is an annual celebration of the role of young people as partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. 

The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially are low or non-existent. 

More efforts are needed to raise awareness about the importance of youth civic engagement and its benefits to the individual and to society, including for sustainable development as well as resilience and wellbeing. The International Youth Day campaign aims to promote civic engagement and participation of youth in politics and public life, so that young people can be empowered and bring a full contribution to society, development and peace.

Tweet ideas and opinions on the theme using #YouthDay, or organise an International Youth Day Event.

Find out more: UN website


August 12, 2018
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