International youth Day 2022: International Youth Day is celebrated every year on 12 August. This year’s theme is ‘Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages’ by the United Nations for International Youth Day to inspire the importance of the role of youth in development in nation building. According to the UN release, solidarity among different generations is the main factor for sustainable development. Let’s take a look at the history of International Youth Day.
History of International Youth Day
The 54/120 resolution was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 17 December 1999 during the Youth World Conference, recognizing the recommendations and proclaiming 12 August every year as International Youth Day. International Youth Day was started in 2000. The theme of World Youth Day observed in 2016 was Goal 2030: Eliminating poverty and achieving sustainable production consumption and consumption targets. The main objective of this day is to achieve the goal of sustainable development for the year 2030.
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Importance of International Youth Day
The 21st century is called the century of youth. Youth have the biggest role in making any country successful. But the youth of many countries are still struggling for basic facilities like health, education and employment. International Youth Day was selected to provide basic facilities. So that these issues are discussed and discrepancies are removed. The biggest importance of this day is to motivate the youth in this direction through workshops, meetings and cultural activities.
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