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Each year on 12 August, International Youth Day is celebrated all around the world! Inaugurated in the year 2000, IYD has been assigned a different theme every year since. In 2012, it is “Building a better world: Partnering with youth”. While law and policy makers in all countries of the world constantly make decisions that affect the lives and the future of young people, ... United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says “to unleash the power of young people, we need to partner with…

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July 21, 1936, Mari Ginestà, 17, a member of the Juventudes Comunistas (Iberian Communist Youth), stands armed on the roof of the Colón hotel in Barcelona mere days into the Spanish revolution against Franco’s military coup. The picture was taken by Juan Guzman (who was born Hans Gutmann in Germany before going to Spain where he photographed the International Brigades).

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TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY- The theme of International Youth Day 2014 is “Youth and Mental Health” under the slogan ‘Mental Health Matters’. Youth with mental health conditions can often experience stigma and discrimination, which in turn can lead to exclusion and/or discourage people from seeking help for fear of being negatively ‘labelled’. Efforts are needed to overcome this stigma to ensure that young people with mental health conditions can lead full & healthy lives free of…

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