International youth day 2017: Theme, History & IYD Quotes

  12 August 2017    Read: 1998
International youth day 2017: Theme, History & IYD Quotes

International youth day is celebrated to draw young people’s attention towards cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. It is an awareness day designed by United Nations on 12 August every year. Every year it is celebrated to bring awareness of the World Programme of Action for Youth.

Every year a new theme is promoted to help the government to draw attention to the youth issues around the world. UN declares a theme for the year that communicates the scope, objectives, and direction of the year’s youth initiatives, such as “Change Our World.” for IYD.

International Youth Day 2017 theme

International Youth Day 2017 theme is “Youth Building peace.” The adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015, there is rapid growth in recognition as agents of change, young people are critical actors in preventing conflicts and supporting peace. Todays International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to young people’s contributions to avoid conflicts as well as inclusion, sustainable peace, and social justice.

International Youth Day Quotes:

“There are new eras in one’s life that are equivalent to youth–are something better than youth.” » George Eliot

“We were wild, we were crazy, we were mostly young.” » Kenny Chesney

“Hold fast to youth and beauty.” » Elizabeth Arden

“The good thing about being young is that you are not experienced enough to know you cannot possibly do the things you are doing.”

“Young people need models, not critics.” » John Wooden

“Ask the young. They know everything.” » Joseph Joubert

“Youth is the pollen, That blows through the sky, And does not ask why.” » Stephen Vincent Bene

“The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.” » Benjamin Disraeli

“Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.” » George Bernard Shaw

“It is the juvenal period of life when friendships are formed, and habits established, that will stick by one.” » George Washington

“Enjoy your youth. You’ll never be younger than you are at this very moment.” » Chad Sugg

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