International YouthDay was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, aiming to raise awareness of the importance of youth participation in societal development.
Rooted in UN Resolution:
International Youth Day is celebrated annually on August 12th, serving as a reminder of the power and potential of the world's youth.
Celebrated on August 12
The theme for International Youth Day changes each year, focusing on critical youth-related issues, such as mental health, education, and social inclusion.
Empowering the Youth
Over 1.8 billion young people (ages 10-24) make up 1/4th of the global population, making youth a vital force for progress and change.
Many significant social and political movements are driven by the youth, including environmental activism and human rights campaigns
The current youth generation is often referred to as "digital natives," having grown up with technology, influencing communication, and societal trends.
More young people are getting involved in politics, advocating for change, and becoming political leaders at a younger age
Youth in Politics
The youth are behind numerous groundbreaking innovations, influencing industries from technology to fashion and beyond.
International Youth Day fosters a global network of young change-makers, inspiring collaboration and cross-cultural understanding
Global Youth Network
Addressing youth unemployment is a priority on this day, promoting job opportunities and economic empowerment for the younger generation.