UN International Youth Day to Focus on Climate Change
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July 2008: This year’s theme for the UN International Youth Day (IYD), which is celebrated on 12 August, will be “Youth and Climate Change: Time for Action.” IYD aims to provide the opportunity to recognize the potential of youth, celebrate their achievements, and bring together all stakeholders to ensure that young people are included in […]

July
2008: This year’s theme for the UN International Youth Day (IYD), which is
celebrated on 12 August, will be “Youth
and Climate Change: Time for Action.” IYD aims to provide the
opportunity to recognize the potential of youth, celebrate their achievements,
and bring together all stakeholders to ensure that young people are included in
decision-making at all levels.

The event is organized by the UN Programme on Youth,
which is part of the Social Integration Branch of the Division for Social Policy
and Development of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. This
year’s theme reflects the fact that the challenges faced by young people are
complicated by the impacts of climate change, but that they are also increasingly
adding their voices to the call for action to tackle it. IYD 2008 will aim to
engage youth in areas of preparedness, risk reduction, adaptation and
mitigation. [IYD 2008 website]

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