World Youth Unemployment

This Friday our eyes turn over Youth.

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

Education, employment, health and nutrition, participation in decision making, elimination of discrimination against girls, and protection from violence are some of the key areas of concern for today’s youth.

The theme of International Youth Day, 12 August 2015, is “Youth Civic Engagement.” The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially are low or non-existent. 

What is the situation for youth in your country? Share with us your views and comments.