#International Youth Day is commemorated every year on August 12.
#This year’s event will be commemorated with a podcast-style discussion led by youth.
#Your impact helps engage how we shape the future.
#International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations.
#The purpose of this day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.
#International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement.
#enabling the engagement of youth in formal political mechanisms does increase the fairness of political processes by reducing democratic deficits, contributes to better and more sustainable policies, and also has symbolic importance that can further contribute to restore trust in public institutions, especially among youth.
#moreover, the vast majority of challenges humanity currently faces, such as the COVID-19 outbreak and climate change require concerted global action and the meaningful engagement and participation of young people to be addressed effectively.
#2020 Theme: Youth Engagement for Global Action