EVENTS: International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding
- International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding
(12 August 2010 – 11 August 2011)
On 18 December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming the year commencing on 12 August 2010 as the International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding. The Year will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the first International Youth Year in 1985 on the theme Participation, Development and Peace.
The resolution adopted by the General Assembly invites Member States, the UN system and civil society to take advantage of the International Year to promote actions aimed at disseminating among youth the ideals of peace, freedom, progress, solidarity and dedication to the objectives and goals of progress and development, including the Millennium Development Goals.
The International Year can generate much needed attention for youth participation and youth development and can provide an impetus to partnerships among youth organizations around the world.
The United Nations Focal Point on Youth, and the entire United Nations Programme on Youth hopes that you will join us in celebrating the Year. In the limited time that we have before the year commences, we encourage you to organize activities that promote an increased understanding of the importance and benefits of youth participation in all aspects of society, as well as those that support youth to devote their energy, enthusiasm and creativity to development and the promotion of mutual understanding.
Please send your ideas and activities for the International Year to youth@...