Today is International Youth Day! The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about the state of young people around the globe. It is our opportunity to think about the different problems that the youth of today face, such as malnutrition and disease – and to work together to find solutions. Together, we can make a difference!
In 1999, the General Assembly of the United Nations designated August 12th as International Youth Day. The hope was that people would organize activities on this day that would educate the public about issues that involve youth. The assembly also wanted to promote the World Program of Action for Youth, which is dedicated to finding solutions to these situations.
Today, check out the events in your neighborhood that are dedicated to this cause. Participate in one or organize your own! Find out more about International Youth Day here.
- August 12, 2017 is also Julienne Fries Day | World Elephant Day
- August is National Goat Cheese Month | National Peach Month | National Water Quality Month