12 August - International Youth Day
A day for us to shine through imagination.
Here comes our day, 'The International Youth Day'. Youth is best understood as a period when we interchange from dependence of childhood to independence of adulthood. As a category, youth is more fluid than other fixed age groups. The United Nations defines ‘youth’, as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years.
The theme of International Youth Day 2021 is, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health” and for that, they expect active participation of the young generation working towards more equitable food systems, make informed decisions on food inclusive support mechanisms that ensure youth continue to amplifying efforts individually and collectively to restore the planet and protect life while integrating biodiversity in the transformation of food systems.
During the 2021 ECOSOC Youth Forum (EYF), the issues and priorities highlighted by young participants included the impact of the covid-19 pandemic, particularly related to its effect on human health, the environment, and food systems.
Through youth education, engagement, innovation, and entrepreneurial solutions, this year’s International Youth Day aims to provide a platform for young people to continue the momentum of high-level Food Systems. The different segments will focus on specific topics that fall under the overarching theme of Transforming Food Systems, including planetary health, nutrition, health, education, innovation, and Indigenous youth.
On August 12, we all invite you to celebrate International Youth Day with us. A day to celebrate with an exertion to memorize.