International Youth Day on August 12 was created by the UN to assist in drawing mindfulness to these issues as we endeavor to discover arrangements.
It is a day for reflection but also a day for taking part in activities, so get included.
This day is dedicated to the young and talks about their opportunities and responsibilities. They are the future of our world and an investment in them today will pay us off tomorrow with a better world.
The main purpose of the International Youth Day is to raise awareness of any issues that may be facing the world's youth and to celebrate their achievements.
On December 17, 1999, the UN General Assembly embraced the proposal made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth, and International Youth Day was born. It was to be celebrated on August 12, 2000 and mobilize the youth on legislative issues and oversee assets to address worldwide problems.
International Youth Day focuses on the troubles that a few youthful individuals are encountering all over the world.
In his message for XXXVI World Youth Day on November 21, 2021, Pope Francis said, "Whenever a young person falls, in some sense all humanity falls. Yet it is also true that when a young person rises, it is as if the whole world rises as well. Young people, what great potential you have in your hands! What great strength you have in your hearts! "
It is an activity that respects the characteristics of youthful individuals and recognizes the challenges that today’s fledging youth face. International Youth Day is to recognize the contribution that youthful individuals make in instruction, community advancement, natural bunches, and volunteering for distinctive social projects.
"Young people are on the frontlines of the struggle to build a better future for all. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the dire need for the kind of transformational change they seek – and young people must be full partners in that effort,” says UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
Our youthful and carefree days do not end until the end of time. Tragically, numerous youths around the world confront challenges and are constrained to getting to fundamental assets that can pave the way for a better, a much better, a higher, a stronger, an improved, a stronger future. These issues confronted by youth are observed on Worldwide Youth Day on August 12.
Leaving the children and the elderly, it would not be complete to paint the world only with the youth because all are interconnected in society.
The International Youth Day theme for 2022 is "Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages" with the intention of promoting the message that all generations should work as a whole to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and "leave no one behind."
One of the obstacles to intergenerational solidarity is ageism. According to the World Health Organization, ageism is "the stereotypes (how we think), prejudice (how we feel), and discrimination (how we act) directed towards others or oneself based on age."
In order to achieve the SDGs, all generations must work together and eradicate ageism.
The Importance of International Youth Day
- To create a better future for our children
International Youth Day offers more to young people than just providing them with encouragement. The initiatives focused on making real advancements in children's lives. Reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, addressing childhood malnutrition, and expanding access to education are among the fifteen UN goals.
- To be aware of poverty
Many children could not focus in class because of not having breakfast or dinner at night. Food insecurity prevents them and their families from having enough access to wholesome food to live healthy lives. Children across the world have similar difficulties, and many of them may be in poverty. The more we cooperate to help solve these problems, the more aware we are of them.
- To support creative thinking for a better future
International Youth Day’s concrete goals encourage people to consider what they can do specifically to improve the lives of children. We are all encouraged to think carefully about effective measures we might take to make these lofty, yet achievable, aspirations a reality by naming them.
Ways of Celebrating International Youth Day
- Participate in an International Youth Day event
Participate in an event for International Youth Day. Young people's accomplishments are displayed through parades, athletic events, concerts, and mobile displays. Their talent will both inspire you and keep you delighted.
- Give a helping hand
Education is the best thing we can provide children. We can learn what and how we can share with the younger generation.
- Make it an intergenerational discussion
Participate in an intergenerational discussion with adults and youth. This can be between students and instructors or between parents and kids.
On the occasion of International Youth Day, let us motivate and encourage our youth to be positive and happy in life. Happy Youth Day to all.
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