New Delhi: From Greta Thunberg, to Malala Yousafzai younger individuals have around the globe have been a major pressure of change for numerous points reminiscent of local weather change, human rights violations, and even the present pandemic. The International Youth Day (IYD) is noticed yearly on August 12 to mark the contribution of the youth in bringing world change. The first one was noticed on 12 August 2000 after the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the advice made the ‘World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth’ in 1999.
Theme for 2020
During the pandemic younger individuals have been vital to rise towards points reminiscent of racial discrimination. The Balck Lives motion noticed youth taking cost and demanding change. This 12 months the theme ‘Youth Engagement for Global Action’ may even deal with such engagement of younger individuals which has a world affect. According to the UN, this 12 months the main target will likely be on ‘engagement of younger individuals on the native, nationwide and world ranges is enriching nationwide and multilateral establishments and processes.’ According to the United Nations, participating younger individuals particularly in political mechanisms ‘helps to increase the fairness of political processes by reducing democratic deficits, contributes to better and more sustainable policies, and also has symbolic importance that can further contribute to restore trust in public institutions, especially among youth.’
The UN has additionally began a social media marketing campaign#31DaysOfYOUth to place the highlight on the younger individuals and their engagement to result in world change.
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