International Youth Day 2022: Youth are the trustee of success. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. Every August 12, the world observes International Youth Day. It’s a day to recognize the contributions of world youth in advancing global society. This day’s purpose is to speak out against injustices and discrimination against youth, as they are the most important part of nation-building. This day is an opportunity for the public to be aware of the hardships and challenges facing the youth around the world.
Theme of International Youth Day 2022
International Youth Day 2022’s theme is “Intergeneration Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”. This is an opportunity to communicate that all generations must take action to realize Agenda 2030 and its 17 SDGs.
Significance of International Youth Day 2022
International Youth Day encourages youth to fully participate in public life, including education, health, and employment. This day recognizes and celebrates young activists and volunteers who are making positive changes around the globe.
History of International Youth Day
The United Nations General Assembly started making concerted efforts to reach the youth in 1965. They endorsed the Declaration on Promoting the Values of Peace and Mutual Respect among People. The UN General Assembly approved the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth’s recommendation on December 17, 1999. Thus, International Youth Day was created. The first International Youth Day was celebrated on August 12, 2000. Since then, it has been used for education.