International Youth Day

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International Youth Day in United Nations in 2021
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About International Youth Day

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Dates of International Youth Day
2022 United Nations Friday, August 12thInternational Youth Day
2021 United Nations Thursday, August 12thInternational Youth Day
2020 United Nations Wednesday, August 12thInternational Youth Day
2019 United Nations Monday, August 12thInternational Youth Day
Summary
This holiday was established at the UN level in 1998. Its main goal is to highlight the problems of young people, to protect their rights and freedoms in the international aspect.

In 1999, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that August 12th be declared International Youth Day.

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. The commemoration will take the form of a podcast-style discussion that is hosted by youth for youth, together with independently organized commemorations around the world that recognize the importance of youth participation in political, economic and social life and processes.

  • Did you know? The proportion of young people not in employment, education or training (the youth NEET rate) has remained stubbornly high over the past 15 years and now stands at 30% for young women and 13% for young men worldwide.
  • Did you know? Recent estimates suggest that 600 million jobs would have to be created over the next 15 years to meet youth employment needs.
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