International Youth Day
International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 each year to recognize efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society by United Nations(UN). It also aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities.
This event is an opportunity to raise awareness about the difficulties facing young women and men, including from stigma and discrimination, and to support them so that they can fully achieve their aspirations. The mental health of young women and men is important for the health of society as a whole. They are a wellspring of ideas for innovation and leaders for positive change.
Many activities and events that take place around the world on International Youth Day promote the benefits that young people bring into the world. Many countries participate in this global event, which may include youth conferences on issues such as education and employment. Other activities include concerts promoting the world’s youth, as well as various sporting events, parades and mobile exhibitions that showcase young people’s achievements.
The idea for International Youth Day was proposed in 1991 by young people who were gathered in Vienna, Austria, for the first session of the UN’s World Youth Forum. The forum recommended that an International Youth Day be declared, especially for fundraising and promotional purposes, to support the United Nations Youth Fund in partnership with youth organizations.
The UN defines the worlds’ youth as the age group between 15 and 24 years old, making up one-sixth of the human population. Many of these young men and women live in developing countries and their numbers are expected to rise steeply.
It aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities. he purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. To get more events view here.