International Youth Day
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of August, repeating indefinitely
12 August every year: Celebrating the experiences and voices of young people.
Set up in 2000, the United Nations International Youth Day celebrates the experiences and voices of young people. Each year has a different annual theme, for example International Youth Day 2017 was dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.
For further details about the Day and the annual theme, visit the International Youth Day web pages.
If you would like some ideas to help your school celebrate International Youth Day, browse through the resources listed under the topic ‘Participation’.
International Youth Day 2017 was linked to Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aims to ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels.