The observance of August 12 as the International Youth Day, officially recognised by the United Nations in 1999 will commemorate youth for it’s 17th year tomorrow. It is a dedication to the contribution of youth in conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.
This week in SDG X is a novel writing initiative to keep the network and the blog’s loyal readers up-to-date with a brief collection of news directly related to the Global Goals.
The World Programme of Action for Youth presents a policy framework and practical guidelines to improve lives and situations of young people and encourages “promoting the active involvement of youth in maintaining peace and security”.
The youth has always contributed towards eliminating the major causes of disruption and conflict through active participation in various mediums. One of which is Youth4GlobalGoals itself that supports and promotes the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals wherein time and again, the youth of today has helped changed lives. The Youth Day is a celebration of that courage and boldness which promotes peace among all by taking a stand for those in need.
A Global Youth Activation campaign has also been launched in order to boost our energy and to activate the same leadership skills all of us have been making a change with in the rest of the world. Here’s your challenge to save the world in all possible ways by making your friends step up too.
Meanwhile, this is going to be YOUR day. So relish, celebrate and appreciate the efforts the youth has been putting in altogether for an inclusive environment to live in. And while you do so, make sure to activate the rest of the global youth just like you. Thank you for making a difference, young humans.