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International Youth Day 2020

The theme for this year's Day is “Youth Engagement for Global Action”. It seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.

Type : Celebration
When : 11 August 2020 -
Where : Virtual event
The aim of International Youth Day (IYD) 2020 is to shed light on the need to enable the engagement of youth by making local, national and global institutions more inclusive for the purpose of strengthening their capacity (and relevance) to achieve global action. In particular, IYD 2020 seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local,national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.

This year’s IYD seeks to put the spotlight on youth engagement through the following three interconnected streams:
1. Engagement at the local/community level;
2. Engagement at the national level (formulation of laws, policies, and their implementation); and,
3. Engagement at the global level.

The commemoration of IYD 2020 will take the form of a podcast-style discussion led by youth for youth. This will involve discussions on the selected theme between young participants that are engaged in political processes at the local, national, and global levels, including for instance representatives from youth constituencies linked to the UN-system, young parliamentarians and UN Youth Delegates. Creative elements, such as spoken word artists, will also be utilized to break up the substantive discussions. Finally, a range of online products will be created and widely disseminated as tools for independently organized commemorations around the globe.

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Sources

Other international organizations

Specify Source

United Nations

Regions

Global

Issues

Youth employability

Subject Tags

youth

Start Date

Location

Virtual event

Publication Date

08/2020
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