International Youth Day 2020: Significance, Theme, Celebration, Quotes!

The International Youth Day is observed every year to showcase how the engagement of the young generation in formal political mechanism has the potential to enhance the transparency of political processes by decreasing democratic deficiencies. 

It is celebrated to throw light on the participation of youngsters, which carries the potential to form better and more sustainable policies.

Looking at the challenges humanity currently faces, like the pandemic and climate change have to be dealt with combined global action. In such a scenario, the participation of young people has to be addressed effectively. Therefore, the International Youth Day is commemorated on August 12th every year.

The theme of International Youth Day 2020

The theme of International Youth Day 2020, ‘Youth Engagement for Global Action’. It aims to highlight ways in which the participation of youngsters at the local, national and global levels is playing a crucial role in enhancing national and multilateral institutions and processes.
International Youth Day 2020: Significance, Theme, Celebration, Quotes!

The theme for International Youth Day 2019 was “Transforming education”, which highlighted efforts to make education relevant, inclusive and accessible for all youth.

International Youth Day 2020.

International Youth Day 2020 seeks to throw light on youth engagement through the mentioned three interconnected streams:

  • Engagement at the local/community level;
  • Engagement at the national level in the formulation of laws, policies, and their implementation and
  • Engagement at the global level.

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the UN is celebrating International Youth Day with a podcast-style discussion that will be hosted by the youth for the youth. This podcast will exhibit how youngsters are important partners in political processes and in development.

Read quotes on International Youth Day 2020:

A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century—Swami Vivekananda

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youthPearl S. Buck

Youth is wholly experimental—Robert Louis Stevenson

The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity—Benjamin Disraeli
International Youth Day 2020.

Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life's lumber—Oscar Wilde

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation—Pearl S. Buck

The duty of youth is to challenge corruptionKurt Cobain

Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth—J. K. Rowling

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence—Lyman Bryson

Enjoy your youth. You'll never be younger than you are at this very moment—
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