Sunday, January 24, 2010

August 12, 2010 starts the International Year of Youth

In UN News:

"18 December 2009 – In an effort to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s youth in overcoming the challenges facing humankind, from enhancing peace to boosting economic development, the United Nations today proclaimed an International Year of Youth starting on 12 August 2010.

'The International Year is about advancing the full and effective participation of youth in all aspects of society,' UN Focal Point on Youth Nicola Shepherd said. 'We encourage all sectors of society to work in partnership with youth and youth organizations to better understand their needs and concerns and to recognize the contributions that they can make to society.'"

To read the entire announcement, click here.