Nigeria and the world today celebrates International Youth Day with the theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action”
In 1999, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth Lisbon, that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.
International youth day gives an opportunity to celebrate and young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement.
The celebration will take the form of a podcast-style discussion that is hosted by youth for youth, together with independently organized commemorations around the world that recognize the importance of youth participation in political, economic and social life and processes.
Meanwhile, united state Secretary-General, António Guterres in his Video Message says the youth of this generation are resilient, and resourceful in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic