Youth gather at the UN for International Youth Day on August 12, 2011. (Photo: UN.org)
Who says youth can’t have a say in important global issues?
In celebration of International Youth Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host a global interactive dialogue on UN youth initiatives at UN headquarters. On Monday, August 5, youth in New York and five remote locations – Nigeria, Belgium, Brazil, Lebanon and India – will speak about youth priorities in the 21st century with the Secretary-General, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi, and senior officials at several UN entities. More than 700 youth are expected to take part. Awesome, huh?
But it doesn’t stop there – you can participate, too! Not only will you get to share stories of your experiences, but you can also learn new perspectives and dig into the deep issues facing the world’s youth, together.
The UN welcomes youth from all walks of life to join in the conversation. To be a part of all the action, follow Youth Envoy @AhmadAlhendawi and the hashtag #YouthDay on Twitter (or just tweet at them!). You can also watch the event live.