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Youth Day : The History

Youth Day : The History

United Nations and Youth In 1965, in resolution 2037 (XX), the General Assembly endorsed the Declaration on the Promotion among Youth of the Ideals of Peace, Mutual Respect and Understanding between Peoples. From 1965 to 1975, both the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council emphasized three basic themes in the field of youth: participation, […]

International Youth Day : Youth Engagement For Global Action

International Youth Day : Youth Engagement For Global Action

In 1999, the General Assembly 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. International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement. The […]

Celebrating Africa’s Digital Potential On UN Youth Day

Celebrating Africa’s Digital Potential On UN Youth Day

Many things have been said about the future Africa and its potential, it has been called the Opportunity Continent, the Next Frontier and Africa rising, with all of these truths. For me, the excitement comes in how Africa can, and will one day lead in the digital economy, not only creating a better future for […]