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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY (IYD)


INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY (IYD)
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

The United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day is celebrated every year to raise awareness about the efforts of world’s youth in enhancing global society.
The day also aims to support ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities.
International Youth Day mainly focuses on the rights of these young people to have
      1.     Full access to education
2.     Adequate healthcare
3.     Employment opportunities
4.     Financial services
5.     Full involvement in public life.

WHEN IS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY (IYD)?
12th August

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY (IYD) HISTORY
The thought for International Youth Day was first proposed in 1991 by a group of young people who gathered at Austria, Vienna for the first session of the UN’s World Youth Forum. The forum suggested that an International Youth Day be acknowledged particularly for fund raising and promotional purposes, to support the United Nations Youth Fund in partnership with youth organizations.
International Youth Day (IYD) was first renowned on 12th August 2000, following the UN General Assembly passed a declaration accepting the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in Lisbon in 1998.
WHAT DO PEOPLE DO ON INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY (IYD)
      1.     Participate in youth conferences on issues such as education and employment.
2.     Take part in concerts promoting the world’s youth
3.     Arrange programs that showcase young people’s achievements

    See also Important Days in August month 

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