Theme for 2008: YOUTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE: TIME FOR ACTION
How you can celebrate the day
Team up! It is a great opportunity to rally support and get key actors involved - Governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, businesses, and young people - to focus on what has been done to further the World Programme of Action for Youth.
Organize! Hold forums, public discussions and information campaigns in support of young people focusing on youth issues and how they can be addressed.
Celebrate! Plan and organize performances everywhere to showcase - and celebrate – the fact that youth contribute to the societies in which they live. Convene exchanges and dialogues focusing on the rich and varied skills, interests and aspirations of young people.
Take action! A major focus of the Day is practical action to further encourage the empowerment and participation of youth in the processes and decisions that affect their lives. The media have especially important role to play in support of the observance of the Day to promote public awareness of youth issues.
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Aug 12, 2017 (Sat)
International Youth Day
International Youth Day is on August 12 each year. It was designated by the United Nations in 1999 by the adoption of resolution 54/120. .
It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. Concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizations take place around the world in honor of International Youth Day.