International Youth Day is observed on August 12 every year across the world. Over 1.8 billion people in this world belong to young age and the figure is considered to be the largest youth population ever. Unfortunately, one out of ten youngsters live in the conflict zones and many are not pursuing their education. There are various reasons for the isolation of youth in societies such as political instability and civic participation.
To uplift the importance of youth in the society, the United Nations General Assembly decided to celebrate August 12 as International Youth Day, which was first established in 1999. The day has got enough attention across the world because it is an opportunity to express the problems the youth are facing.
When the purpose of the day is focused on the upliftment of youth, youngsters, specifically students, cannot sit back without performing any activity. On this day, make your voice reach the society by initiating or participating in a few activities. Here are some of the best things you can consider to commemorate the day.
Spread The World About UN Goals
The United Nations General Assembly in 2015 adopted the 2030 agenda for sustainable development that includes 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). Out of the 17 goals, many are associated with young people, one such goal being quality education.
Students can spread the word about the goals of the UN and educate people. They can express their solidarity through social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. One can empower their community folks to do the same.
Participate In The Social Work
This is also one of the best ways to express your commitment towards making a better society. Students can join NGOs, clubs or communities as a social worker. The United Nations organises various events on this day to commemorate the day.
Students can take part in these events to raise their voice. If you are not sure about any events in your community, be the leader and initiate one.
Educate Your Next Generation
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian, said, "A righteous person is one who lives for the next generation." Students should be inspired by this quote and start educating the next generation this International Youth Day. Inspire kids whenever you get time. This small action will reflect on the society later and make a big difference.
Learn About Youth Icons
Lastly, there are many people in the world who have influenced the society at a young age. Students can take them as their role models and start making their careers more prosperous. They can even share their works on social media platforms.