Saturday, August 11, 2012

It’s Youth Day

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By Terry Orr

International Youth Day is a time to think about the different problems and challenges that face young people across the globe, such as malnutrition and disease. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about the state of young people in each country.

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In 1999, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared August 12th to be International Youth Day through resolution 54/120. Their hope was that people would organize activities on this day that would educate the public about issues that involve youth. They also wanted to promote the World Programme of Action for Youth, created in 1995 to find solutions to these situations.

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