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NYC Celebrate Year 2021 International Youth Day

Nigerian Youth Congress

Happy 2021 International Youth Day

In 1999, United Nations General Assembly resolution 54/120 endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers of Youth (Lisbon, Portugal 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day which thereby bifurcated the annual Children and Youth Day Celebration.

The Youth day is to provide an opportunity to separately celebrate young peoples’ views and initiatives on a global scale. Today, young people hold a crucial role working towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and related frameworks.

Recent global priorities have centered around fighting the impacts of climate change, unemployment, poverty, gender inequality, conflict, and migration.

The international community has born witness to young people’s unprecedented mobilization around the world, which has shown the massive power they possess to hold decision makers accountable and as change agents.

The Decade of Action announced by the Secretary General in September of 2019 requires people action, inclusive of youth to generate an unstoppable movement pushing for such required transformations.

NYC will celebrate this year International Youth Day, details of activities later!

NYC!!! Stronger Together…

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