What Is The Hidden Message In The International Youth Day 2022 Theme?
International Youth Day 2022 will be celebrated on the theme of ‘ Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating A World For All Ages ‘. The message is to highlight the importance of a collective effort by people of all ages to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) by the year 2030.
• International Youth Day highlights the contribution of youth to the development of society
• It addresses the problems youth face in different societies, especially in developing countries
• The first International Youth Day was celebrated on 12 August 2000
What Is the International Youth Day 2022 Theme?
Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating A World For All Ages is the theme given for International Youth Day 2022. The theme has a hidden message for people of all ages. It says that every generation needs to take action to achieve the desired goals. The world wants to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) by the year 2030.
What Is The Significance Of International Youth Day?
International Youth Day spreads awareness about the challenges of the youths around the globe. Young people, especially in developing countries face challenges with health, justice, employment, and political participation. According to International Labor Organization (ILO), India has a sizeable number of youths (66%) in the world. With over 808 million Indians below the age of 35, India has the highest number of youths in the world.
In developing countries, youths don’t have access to quality healthcare services. They don’t have employment opportunities and they even fail to meet their basic requirements. Also, they face challenges with mental health. International Youth Day is celebrated to highlight the problems the youth population is facing and generate a collective effort to solve those problems.
What Is The History Of International Youth Day?
The decision to celebrate International Youth Day was taken in 1998 at a meeting of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth. The ministers agreed on the need to dedicate a day to highlighting the challenges before the youths. They selected 12th August to celebrate International Youth Day and the first youth day was celebrated on 12 August 2000.