International Youth Day 2020

12 August was designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.

The theme of International Youth Day 2020 is “Youth Engagement for Global Action”, and seeks to highlight the ways in which young people at the local, national and global levels are enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.

More information is available on the dedicated UN International Youth Day web page and UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs youth web page.