International Youth Day

#YouthNow Driving Change Online Photo Exhibit

To mark International Youth Day, each day during the month of August we are featuring an inspirational youth actively making an impact in their community. Join us!  
“Young people drive change but they are not in the driver’s seat. I call for giving them the license to steer our future.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The #YouthNow […]

31 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Highlights of the UN celebration of the International Youth Day 2015

During the month of August, join us as we celebrate International Youth Day!

August 12 is International Youth Day, with the theme of Youth Civic Engagement.We have a series of events, conversations, online mobilizations and celebrations around the world to mark this occasion. We invite you to join us and celebrate youth making a change in their […]

29 July 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Registration is open! Join us at UN Headquarters on 12 August 2015 to commemorate International Youth Day

Join us in UN Headquarters on 12 August 2015 to commemorate International Youth Day under the theme Youth Civic Engagement.

About the Youth Day Event:

The event, which will consist of two inter-active panels, will showcase inspiring ways in which young people engage in civic, political and social spheres and will explore how the issue of youth […]

16 July 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to join International Youth Day

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be joining this year’s International Youth Day to address stigma and discrimination in youth with mental health conditions.

Youth with mental health conditions are often subject to stigma and discrimination, largely due to an overall lack of awareness and understanding of mental health conditions. The stigma surrounding mental health issues can […]

6 August 2014|Envoy’s news, News for Youth, News Stories|

Campaign on #MentalHealthMatters launched ahead of International Youth Day

11 June 2014|News for Youth, Opportunities for Youth|

International Youth Day 2013: Secretary-General’s Message

This year’s observance of International Youth Day focuses on the issue of youth migration.  Of the annual total of some 214 million international migrants, young people constitute more than 10 per cent, yet too little is known about their struggles and experiences.

The reasons young people migrate are many.  Some are fleeing persecution, others are escaping […]

27 August 2013|Speeches on Youth|