International Youth Day

This Thursday 12th August is International Youth Day.

TERI's message to youth on International Youth Day, 2018: Educate for Action for Change

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.

Them of International Youth Day 2021

The theme of International Youth Day 2021 is, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”, with the aim of highlighting that the success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people.

Background

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 International Youth Day, concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizations take place around the world.

Among the focal areas for youth development and protection with this UN initiative include education, employment, the environment, delinquency, girls and young women, HIV/AIDS and inter-generational relations. These were officially decided upon in 1995, the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Youth.

Further Information

For more information visit the United Nations website  www.un.org/en/events/youthday