International Year of Youth
is being celebratedfrom
12 August 2010 to 11 August 2011
and everyonehas a role to play!
Why an international year of youth?
In December 2009, the United Nations General Assemblyadopted resolution 64/134 proclaiming the Year,signifying the importance the international communityplaces on integrating youth-related issues into global,regional, and national development agendas. Under thetheme
Dialogue and Mutual Understanding
, the Yearaims to promote the ideals of peace, respect for humanrights and solidarity across generations, cultures, religionsand civilizations.Te world is facing many, often overlapping, crisesincluding nancial, security, environmental and othersocio-economic challenges hindering the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals. Investingin and partnering with youth is key to addressing thesechallenges in a sustainable manner.
“Youth deserve our full commitment– full access to education, adequatehealthcare, employment opportunities,financial services and full participationin public life.”United Nations Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon
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