New Delhi,August 12 :This day has been marked as International Youth Day by the United Nations. Meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues world, first IYD was observed on 12 August,2000.
On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.
During IYD, workshops,concerts,cultural events,and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizations take place around the world.
This year’s theme is about achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It focuses on the leading role of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development through sustainable consumption and production.
Sustainable consumption entails the use of products and services that meet the basic needs of communities while safeguarding the needs of future generations. The development and promotion of individual choices and actions that increase the eco-efficiency of consumption of all and minimize waste and pollution is critical to achieving equitable socioeconomic development.
Mumbai,Puducherry, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi and other cities are celebrating youth day. Programmes will also be held in other parts of the world.