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CAIRO – 12 August, 2017: Today is International Youth Day, which the United Nations celebrates every year. It is observed annually on August 12, after being created in 2000.
The purpose of International Youth Day is to draw attention to cultural and legal issues affecting the youth.
The members of the U.N. inter-agency network in the youth development are the people who select the theme of the day. The theme of the day this year is “Youth Building Peace”.
In 2015, U.N. Security Council Resolution 2250 increased recognition of young people as critical actors in conflict prevention and sustaining peace. Hence, International Youth Day 2017 decided to celebrate young people through building peace and social justice.