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International Youth Day: Safe Spaces for Youth

9 August 2018

The UN General Assembly designated 12 August as International Youth Day in 1999. It is an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in promoting human rights and development. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and hardships facing the world’s youth.

The theme for International Youth Day 2018 is Safe Spaces for Youth. Young people in deed need safe spaces where they can nurture their creativity and innovativeness so that they could fulfil their potential.

Investments in creating safe spaces for young people is in everyone’s interest and also everyone’s responsibility as shaping social and economic development and building the foundation of the future belongs to this section of society.