Join the United Nations for a day-long global twitter take over to mark International Youth Day and celebrate youth civic-engagement. All day, we will be sharing inspirational stories of youth driving change in their communities, featuring reports on youth civic and public participation, and sharing ways that you can get involved in celebrating and supporting youth engagement.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015
9am EST -3pm EST (New York City time)
#YouthDay  & #YouthNow


9am-9:30am EST   |   Topic: A chat with Civil Society on Youth Engagement 

9:30am-10:00am EST  |   #AskYouthEnvoy: A Chat with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

10am-1pm EST  |  Live Tweeting: International Youth Day Event at UN Headquarters in NYC
Topic One: Participation of Young People in Local and National Political Processes

Topic Two: The Power of Youth as Global Citizens

1:00pm – 2:00pm EST  |   Youth+SocialGood Google Hangout: A conversation with Young Leaders
Watch the Google Hangout here!

1:30pm – 2:00pm EST  |  My World: A Future Defined by 5 million Young People Globally 

2:00pm – 2:30pm EST  |   Youth Civic Engagement and the United Nations 

2:30pm-3pm EST |  Topic: Youth Mobilization for Global Action and Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

How to participate in the digital surge

Follow @UNYouthEnvoy on Twitter to see the questions for partners, join discussion topics, and view shared content. Add your voice to the online conversations using #YouthDay and #YouthNow

The chat is organized and hosted by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth as part of the August month of advocacy to mark International Youth Day 2015. All month, the Office of The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will be highlighting youth making a change in their communities.