International Youth Day - 12 August
The UN General Assembly on 17 December 1999 in its resolution 54/120, 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.
The General Assembly on 17 December 1999 in its resolution 54/120, 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.
The Assembly recommended that public information activities be organized to support the Day as a way to promote better awareness of the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond, adopted by the General Assembly in 1995 (resolution 50/81).
Youth: Persons between 11 to 25 years.
International Youth Day Theme for 2011
2011 International Youth Day: Change Our World
“Change Our World” has been chosen as the theme for IYD 2011 as it not only expresses the level of impact that young people strive to achieve, but also reflects the notion of a global community that is a core principle of the United Nations.
Secretary-General's Message for 2011
“Change Our World” is more than the theme of this year’s International Youth Day; it is an injunction that should inspire young people at all times.
To (young people): you have the opportunity to change our world. Seize it.
Read the full message: http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/sg.shtml
Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova
"Young people are one billion strong in the world. They carry a billion hopes for a better future and a billion ideas to change the world."
Read the full message: http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/dg_unesco.shtml
Dialogue and Mutual Understanding
2011 High-level Meeting
International Youth Day Theme for 2009
Ideas for Action and Celebration
Team up! It is a great opportunity to rally support and get key actors involved - Governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, businesses, and young people - to focus on what has been done to further the World Programme of Action for Youth.
Organize! Hold forums, public discussions and information campaigns in support of young people focusing on youth issues and how they can be addressed.
Celebrate! Plan and organize performances everywhere to showcase - and celebrate – the fact that youth contribute to the societies in which they live. Convene exchanges and dialogues focusing on the rich and varied skills, interests and aspirations of young people.
Take action! A major focus of the Day is practical action to further encourage the empowerment and participation of youth in the processes and decisions that affect their lives. The media have especially an important role to play in support of the observance of the Day to promote public awareness of youth issues.
The United Nations Program on Youth is encouraging youth organizations around the world to host community barter fairs for International Youth Day. Remember, with bartering there is no money involved, only pure exchange of goods and services.
Category 1: Give Love Get Love
Std 6 to 9, approx. 750 words
Std 10 to 12, approx. 1000 words
College UG/PG, approx. 1000 words
Previous Years - Themes
Youth Related Knols - Collections
Knol Month of Music - June
Knol Month of Society - July
Knol Month of Regional Content - August
Knol Month of Education - September
Knol Month of Science - October
Knol Month of Entertainment - November