International Youth Day Current Affairs

12 August: International Youth Day

The International Youth Day is observed across the world on 12 August to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.

The theme for this year is ‘Youth Building Peace‘. It aims at celebrating young people’s contributions in preventing conflicts and bringing about transformations along with social justice, inclusion and sustainable peace. It also reaffirms the important role youth can play in deterring and resolving conflicts, and are key constituents in ensuring the success of both peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts

Background

The International Youth Day (IYD) was instituted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by passing resolution 54/120 in December 1999. It was first observed on 12 August, 2000.

The day was instituted by UNHA on the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth held in Lisbon (Portugal) from 8 to 12 August 1998.

Tags:

August 12: International Youth Day 

The International Youth Day (IYD) is observed every year on August 12 to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.

2016 Theme:The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”.

The focus of theme is on the leading role of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development through sustainable consumption and production.

Sustainable consumption entails the use of services and products that meet the basic needs of communities while safeguarding the needs of future generations.

Background

  • The International Youth Day (IYD) was instituted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by passing resolution 54/120 on 17 December 1999. It first was observed on 12 August, 2000.
  • The day was instituted by UNHA on the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth held in Lisbon (Portugal) from 8 to 12 August 1998.

Tags: