“THE HOPES OF THE WORLD REST ON YOUNG PEOPLE. TODAY AND TOMORROW DEPENDS ON THE POWER OF YOUTH”
International Youth Day or World Youth Day is one of the awareness days celebrated on every 12th of August. This day is celebrated to recognize the importance and hard work of the Youth and also draw attention to the cultural and legal issues surrounded by our youth. International Youth Day is one of the most important days to promote different ways to engage the young generation of our world to help them and contribute more to our communities and society. International Youth Day 2020 focuses both on how the participation of young people at the state, national and global level strengthens national and multilateral structures and processes, and on how to substantially improve their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics.
Before the celebration of International Youth Day, In 1985 International Youth year was created and after 10 years some rules and guidelines were established to help people and make them work together to improve the lives of young people. There are 15 areas which are identified for the youth concern are: “Education, Employment, Poverty, Health, The Environment, Drugs, HIV & AIDS, Young Girls and Women, Globalization, youth conflicts, communication technologies, time activities and Intergenerational relations. In 1999 International Youth Day was created to accomplish these aims and to understand the issues of our youth. This day was created by United Nations Resolution 54/120, it is a day for people to keep in mind about these aims and to know that what they can do for the youth of our world.
Youth Day is Important as it focuses on making a better world for the children with a set of priorities according to improvements in the lives of children. Youth Day also helps in making awareness about poverty, many of the children are hungry due to poverty they cannot afford food so it is important to raise awareness about the poverty issues. International Youth Day sets the list of priorities which helps them to think about the important thing that can help our kids and young generations.
The theme for this year created by THE COTTON LONDON is to provide safe spaces for young people. The campaign seeks to advance youth engagement by exploring the role of safe rooms in contributing to discussion, freedom of opinion/ expression and respect for one another. While that sounds like it will be focused on ethical principles, the focus of these safe spaces is for the benefit of all in the context of the entire community.
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