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12th August 2019

August, the 12th it's International Youth Day - an awareness day designated by the United Nations. 2019 Theme: “Transforming education”. 

“Today, we celebrate the young people, youth-led organizations, Governments and others who are working to transform education and uplift young people everywhere.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

2019 Theme: “Transforming education”. This year’s theme highlights efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves. The crucial role that quality education plays in youth development is well recognized. In addition, comprehensive youth development benefits society-at-large. However, what is less known is the fact that young people themselves are active champions of inclusive and accessible education.  Youth-led organizations, as well as individual youth, together with various stakeholders and Governments, are concretely transforming education so that it becomes a fundamental tool both for sustainable development and for the full inclusion of various social groups. 

The United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake delivers a message on the occasion of the International Youth Day