The UN has declared the International Youth Day in 1985. In 1995, on its 10th anniversary, the UN General Assembly adopted the World Programme of Action for Youth, consisting of a series of guidelines for national action and international support to improve the situation of young people.
These guidelines focused such areas as Education, Employment, Hunger and poverty, Health, Environment, Drug abuse, Juvenile delinquency, Information and communication technologies, HIV/AIDS, among others.
What is this year’s theme?
This year’s theme of the International Youth Day is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production” and is strictly connected to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The aim of this year’s theme is to focus on the leading role of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development through sustainable consumption and production.
What can I do to take part?
In order to fulfil our basic needs, we consume a wide range of products and services. If we use these products and services in a sustainable way, we are protecting and ensuring the health of future generations. This global challenge might sound tough, but, in fact, every single one of us can lend a helping hand to this cause. According to the UN, “every human on earth—even the most indifferent, laziest person among us—is part of the solution” to save the world. As such, it has put together a series of solutions everyone can take part in .
Are you willing to try them all? The planet and its people thank you.