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 communities.  Here are some of the plans to celebrate the #YouthDay 2015

International #YouthDay events around the world

The map is coordinated by UN-DESA
12 August 2015

Organize an event to celebrate International Youth Day in your community, school, youth club, or workplace. You can get some ideas from the toolkit here. If you organize an event, let the UN knows about it sending an email to youth@un.org, and we’ll map it. The map is facilitated by UN-DESA.


Featured Event: International Youth Day Event in the Philippines

The UN Youth Envoy will mark the International Youth Day youth in the Philippines
12 August 2015

Location: Philippines
The Youth Envoy will mark the International Youth Day with young people from Asia at large and from the Philippines in particular.  On August 12, the Envoy will deliver opening remarks at the 3rd Asian Youth Forum. The UN Youth Envoy will also join the Filipino National Youth Day Celebration with 1,000 young people from the country, UN, government representatives, legislators, civil society partners, and donor organizations.

International Youth Day Event 2015 at the UN Headquarters

Organized by DESA and UNDP with the support of the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development
12 August 2015| 10 AM – 1PM

Location: ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ, New York
This event will showcase inspiring ways in which young people engage in civic, political and social spheres and will explore how the issue of youth civic engagement is an enabler for an enhanced and inclusive participation of young women and men in decision-making and public life. The event will be livestreamed. Follow the conversation online using #YouthDay.

#YouthNow Driving Change Online Photo Exhibit

Organized by the Office of the UN Secretary-General”s Envoy on Youth and United Nations Millennium Campaign
1 August – 31 August 2015
For the month of August, each day we will share a photo and story of a young person driving change in their community. Check out the album here.

Join us online and share a story of an inspiring young person in your community  using the #YouthDay and #YouthNow.

#YouthDay Photo Campaign

Online campaign organized by DESA and UNDP in the lead up to International Youth Day 12 August 2015
Share your photos of young people engaging and promoting civic engagement for change using the hashtag #YouthDay.  Selected photo entries will be chosen for the #YouthDay competition, to be selected by UN4Youth Facebook followers. The winning photo will be showcased at the International Youth Day event on 12 August in UN Headquarters, and online, via @UN4Youth and @undp4youth Social Media platforms. Learn more

Featuring Young Leaders in Times Square

Hosted by the Office of the Secretary-General”s Envoy on Youth in partnership with LG with support from United Nations Millennium Campaign
3 August – 17 August 2015
Location: LG screen in Times Square, New York City
The video will be featured on the LG screens in Time Square featuring faces of youth making an impact in their communities. If you are in NYC, check it out. Watch the video here.

Inspiring Quotes on Youth

Check out inspiring quotes from the world leaders and UN Officials celebrating youth. We will be uploading them on twitter at @UNYouthEnvoy. Follow #YouthDay and #YouthNow.

International Youth Day 2015 video featuring the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Youth Envoy

On 10 August 2015, a joint video message from the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Youth Envoy, Ahmad Alhendawi, will be released. Be sure to check it out on social media and on our website!

International Youth Day Digital Surge

12 August 2015 from 9am-3pm EST (New York Time)
Follow @UNYouthEnvoy for more information
Join the conversation using #YouthDay and #YouthNow.