Youth and Civic Engagement: Another Rhetoric, Another IYD

The youth participation rhetoric must stop and real action for and by young people should not need an encouragement – it MUST become the gold standard – the “youth-barometer” for development.

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Mocking the Next Generation: International Youth Day

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. The theme of International Youth Day 2014 is “Youth and Mental Health.”. The UN Secretary Generals’¬†statement¬†on the […]

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