Currently 1.8 billion young people between the age group of 10-24 in the world focus on teens and their places in society. It’s not just to protect them but to include them in the development of communities around the world, whether they’re rich or poor. Among the focus areas for youth development and protection UN initiative include education, employment and healthy environment.
On 17 December 1999, in resolution 54/120 the UN General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998), calling for 12 August to be declared as International Youth Day.
Source Link: https://www.un.org/development/desa/youth/news/2019/04/iyd-2/
This year United Nation highlights its efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all youths- including self-efforts by youth too. Education is a worldwide ecstasy & making education more relevant, equitable and inclusive is crucial to achieve sustainable development. Education is termed as a development multiplier where it plays a pivotal role in accelerating progress across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, be it poverty eradication, good health, gender equality, decent work and growth, reduced inequalities, action on climate or building peaceful societies.
International Youth Day 2019 will highlight good practices and lessons learned in the efforts undertaken to ensure that education is relevant & a basic necessity in order to make life better which vice versa makes the society better leading to overall nation’s development & progress. It will also sketch out the road ahead for the various stakeholders engaged in this endeavor.
This Programme encourages youth around the globe by organizing different activities & programmes to raise awareness about the situation of youth in the country. Youth are encouraged to send in a description of their planned activities.
Source link: https://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/