The International Youth Day which is commemorated globally on the 12th of August is said to be a day we celebrate young people. This special occasion is also a confirmation that young people are importantly putting in the works to create impartial world and changing what was.
International Youth Day was firstly organized by young people at the World Youth Forum in Vienna, Austria in 1991 which was implemented in a resolution by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth on the 12th of August. IYD main focus are the different experiences of youth all over the world. Some of this challenges are listed in the sustainable development goals and are as follows are: Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities, Climate Action, clean water and sanitation, good health and well-being, poverty and many more which most African countries are faced with.
PURPOSE AND IMPORTANCES OF IYD
The primary purpose of International Youth Day (IYD) is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The day recognizes the efforts of the world’s young people in enhancing world society.
As young Entrepreneurs, we are helping eradicate the poverty and unemployment challenges our country is faced with and youth day is set out to celebrate you and also encourage other to do same if not more. Together we could solve this challenges one at a time and make the world an exciting place to be for us all and the young ones to come just as the theme for this year which is ‘creating a world for all aged concept’. You only live once, and if you work right, once is enough. So let us work hard and utilize the time we have. The world is yours, mine and ours.