Today, August 12th, 2015, is International #YouthDay: Are you involved in a movement for change? This year's theme is "Youth Civic Engagement."
"The engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development. Yet often the opportunities for youth to engage politically, economically and socially are low or non-existent."
To raise awareness of youth civic engagement and participation of youth in public life and politics, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) with the support of the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development is asking for youth to share their stories. Use #YouthDay to promote your advocacy efforts across social media. Let's raise awareness about the importance of youth engagement and the benefits to society.
Raise your #FosterYouthVoice and be heard!
Learn more about the #YouthDay Campaign here.