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International Youth Day 2016

The youth around the globe is more than 3 billion of the total population residing within the world. International bodies are trying to engage youth in different ways into the paths they wish to follow.

Every year on the 12th of August we celebrate ‘International Youth Day’. This year’s theme is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”. This day, this time is about achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It focuses on the leading role of the youth of today’s generation. The United Nation is indulging the youth to suppress poverty by achieving sustainable development through consuming and producing accordingly.

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Brainchild of This Day

This day is the coinage of the United Nation and was first celebrated on 12th August 2000. The UN is basically using this day to generate awareness about problems surrounding everybody around the globe. It focuses on a particular shortcoming and tries to cover them step by step. This initiation for the youth, their issues, and their contributions will help the future generations from a lot of muddles.

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Why is This Day Dedicated to The Youth?

The youth is important as they are the ones making the future of the world. Be it the industries, the government, the environment, or the development, everything will be in the hands of today’s youth. Therefore, these days help them in creating awareness and assist them in getting ready for taking care of the world in the long run.

The idea is to make the youth ‘capable of its capabilities’.

The Reality Check

  • About 896 million people in developing countries live on $1.90 a day or less.
  • 22,000 children die each day due to conditions of poverty.

If you’ll look at the above-mentioned statistics, you’ll be able to judge the present day scenario. Therefore, it is very important to change these figures and leads towards the betterment.

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Don’t Waste This Day!

You can utilize this day by organizing various events that showcase one’s talents and abilities. There is also this very interesting thing that is an initiation for this day.

In case you organize an event, you can register online to popularize your event and get it added on the world map. Through this you can add your event’s existence to the world map online; you can mail UN on youth@un.org.

International Youth Day 2016

The buzz about this day this year concentrates on the rights of these young people to have full access to education, adequate healthcare, employment opportunities, financial services, and full participation in public life. In a climate of economic uncertainty, it is all the more important for countries to invest in opportunities for their youth to learn, earn, and grow so that the common future lies in good hands.

Posted on August 12, 2016 by NAH
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