Each year, International Youth Day (IYD) is assigned a theme and this year it is 'Building a better world: partnering with youth'.
As a means to celebrating International Youth Day 2012, which officially falls on Sunday 12 August, UN DESA will hold a series of six Google +Hangouts leading up to the Day on 8, 9 and 10th August on themes related to the priority areas of the Secretary-General’s Five-year Action Agenda and the development of a UN System Wide Action Plan on Youth, namely:
Employment; Entrepreneurship; Education, including on sexual and reproductive health; Political Inclusion; Citizenship; and Protection of rights.
To learn more about the themes, check out the interviews conducted for International Youth Day with UN experts on how to better partner with and for youth in these areas – click here
For more information on the Secretary-General’s Five Year Agenda, read the July edition of Youth Flash