The celebration of International Youth Day was started in 2000 by the United Nations to recognise the efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society. On 12 August of each year, we remember and acknowledge the difficulties facing the youth including issues such as inadequate education, mental illness, and unemployment.
This day is commemorated in the hopes that the youth will become more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities. This year, the theme is Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages. All generations have a role to play in nurturing, supporting and paving a way forward for the youth to lead on finding solutions to problems facing their communities.