Join International Youth Day celebrations!
As the world is facing and responding to the COVID-19 crisis, many of us are confined to stay at home. But this is no reason not to engage virtually! Looking for ideas on how to get involved and take part in International Youth Day celebrations this year? We’ve got you covered! There are plenty of ways to engage and make your voice heard. Check out how to take action for positive change!
Organize an event! Event formats could range from themed online seminars, lectures, and peer-to-peer debates, all the way through to virtual exhibitions and live streams. Take advantage of social media and virtual platforms available to you and organise some online events.
During your events, be sure to engage and advocate! Engage community leaders and activists and host or organise an online meeting to discuss this year’s theme. You could for example organize a speaking role for a senior politician to share their insights about the importance of youth action. Whatever you decide, be sure to invite youth from a wide range of backgrounds to generate an inclusive conversation. You might even choose to focus on youth action in relation to key issues such as climate change, peacebuilding, inequalities, or COVID-19.
Spread the word! Getting involved with International Youth day can also include raising awareness about the importance of youth engagement. You could begin with those closest to you and engage in discussions about the importance of a youth perspective. On social media, use #YouthDay, #Youth4GlobalAction, and #SDG16 to help spread the word and strike up a conversation surrounding youth engagement for global action.
Make your voice heard, and take part in the UN75 survey where you can inform global priorities moving forward: https://un75.online/
You can share your event on our World Map of events. Head over to https://www.unmgcy.org/international-youth-day-2020 to get mapping!
Learn more about the International Youth Day on 12 August here