In 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the General Assembly declared August 12 International Youth Day, which gives an opportunity to celebrate young peoples’ views and initiatives. The theme of the 2016 International Youth Day is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”. This year’s Day is about achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Kofi Annan on International Youth Day: Let The Young Lead
August 12 “As we mark International Youth Day 2014, let us enable youth with mental health conditions to realize their full potential, and let us show that mental health matters to us all.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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…
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed 10/17 with the theme of "Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty." The UN encouraged a #EndPoverty social media campaign to stimulate conversation around the topic. Image from the UN of young children in Hyderabad, #India