International Youth Day (IYD) is observed on 12 August.
day aims to raise awareness about the problems and challenges faced by the
The day celebrates the role of young women and men as essential partners
in change across the world.
Theme - 2020:
The 2020 Theme for IYD is "Youth Engagement for Global
The theme aims to highlight the several ways through which the
young people at the local, national and global levels enrich the national and
multilateral institutions and processes, draw lessons on the representation and
engagement of the youth in formal institutional politics can be significantly
International Youth Day (IYD): Brief History
IYD was initiated by the youngsters from Vienna and Austria
In the year 1999, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) first
designated 12th August as the observation of International Youth Day.
this decision by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth,
Lisbon in August 1998.
IDY was observed for the first time in 2000.
aims to create awareness about the confrontation and problems that they usually
face around the globe.