12 August of every year, world celebrates International Youth Day. More than 3 billion people in the world are under the age of 25 and people under the age of 29 make half of global migrants. Due to which women and girls are more unshielded to human rights violations, which includes exploitation, sexual harassment and domestic violence. It is not only about women and girls, international youth day is for young generation (either male or female). So International Youth Day is mainly to draw attention to the issues of young generation worldwide.
STEPS TAKEN FOR YOUTH PARTICIPATION
In civic society, the importance of youth participation has been recognized. As a result, 122 governments have adopted national youth policies around the world and focuses on empowering young people. India will have the youngest demographic in the world by 2020, because in India, young people are engaged in technology and startups.
AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Sustainable Development Agenda is a universal plan which is initiated by UN for next fourteen years. This Agenda consolidate goals to fortify prosperity and equality.
IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUTH
UN notices the incomparable role of young people in global affairs. According to the recent survey, there are more youth on planet than ever before (the population of people between the age 10 and 24 is 1.8 billion).
WHY YOUNG GENERATION IS IMPORTANT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIETY ?
There are several reasons for this :
- Their way of thinking is different from others.
- They can provide better ideas to change the world.
A society that cuts itself off from its youth severs its lifeline, it is condemned to bleed to death.
Youth unemployment is already breaking the previous records. And the number of unemployment increases day by day, in this case we should involve our young generation in the conversation about the global issues to boost up their confidence.
HOW TO CELEBRATE THIS DAY ?
This day is totally dedicated to young people and you can celebrate this day by organizing some events like organizing a debate, talent show or different competitions.
To add your efforts to the world map online, you can mail UN at [email protected]
HOW TO GET INVOLVE
- You can register your activity by emailing at [email protected]
- You can check the map for other activities nearby your location.
- You can directly login to their website for more information.