International Youth Day

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2024 Date12 August 2024
2025 Date12 August 2025

International Youth Day

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International Youth Day History

International Youth Day is observed annually to honour and celebrate the role of young people in society and promote their participation in social, economic, and political processes. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about the issues affecting youth globally and to advocate for their rights and well-being.

In India, International Youth Day is celebrated with various events and activities that focus on empowering and inspiring young people. The day provides a platform for youth-led initiatives and actions that highlight the challenges faced by young people in the country and promote their potential as agents of change.

The celebration of International Youth Day in India has a brief but impactful history. The day was first marked in 2000, following a resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize the role of young people in achieving sustainable development. International Youth Day is observed annually on August 12th.

International Youth Day facts

  • The Theme of International Youth Day in 2023 was Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World
  • International Youth Day has been celebrated in over 100 countries, making it one of the most widely observed UN days.
  • The UN defines youth as people between the ages of 15 and 24 years, but events for International Youth Day often include people of all ages.
  • Around 65% of India's population is under the age of 35, making it one of the youngest countries globally.
  • Empowering young women in India is a key focus during International Youth Day events and campaigns. This often includes discussions about gender equality, accessing quality education, menstrual hygiene, and prevention of child marriage.

Top things to do in India for International Youth Day

  • Participate in a Youth Day celebration within your city. Use the hashtag #YouthDay to promote and find events.
  • Encourage confidence building activities for the youth in your life. This can be done by having youth participate in sports, drama clubs, debate clubs and music bands.
  • Volunteer for community service projects and initiatives aimed at empowering the underprivileged youth, such as teaching, healthcare, or environmental conservation.
  • Attend seminars, workshops, and conferences organized by various institutions, NGOs, and youth organizations focusing on youth-related issues such as education, employment, health, and social inclusion.

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