International Youth Day

Date: 12 August 2023

Place: Global

Additional Information

On 17 December 1999 the General Assembly in its resolution 54/120, endorsed the recommendations of the World Conference of Ministers of Youth and proclaimed August 12 as International Youth Day, with the aim of:

  • Improving youth participation in the activities of the United Nations as well as in society and in decision-making.
  • Developing policies in priority areas such as education, employment, hunger and poverty, health, environment, drug abuse and juvenile delinquency.
  • Developing channels of communication and cooperation between youth organizations of the United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental youth organizations.

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