Friday,12th August is 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.
Theme of International Youth Day 2022
The theme of International Youth Day 2022 is, “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for all ages”, with the aim of highlighting the message that ‘action is needed across all generations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and leave no one behind’ – information from www.un.org/en/observances/youth-day
International Youth Day is celebrated annually on August 12th. It is meant as an opportunity for governments and other professionals 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 organisations 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.
For more information visit the United Nations website www.un.org/en/events/youthday