International Youth Day, 2021
“Young people are on the frontlines of the struggle to build a better future for all. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the dire need for the kind of transformational change they seek – and young people must be full partners in that effort.” ~ UN Secretary-General António Guterres
International Youth Day is seen on twelfth August to perceive and point out the issues looked at by the young. In 1999, the United Nations chose to recognize International Youth Day consistently on this day. It depended on a proposal made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in Lisbon to the UN General Assembly. The first International Youth Day was seen on twelfth August 2000.
With the total populace expected to increment by 2 billion individuals in the following 30 years, it has gotten perceived by various partners that basically delivering a bigger volume of better food all the more reasonably won’t guarantee human and planetary prosperity. Other urgent difficulties should likewise be tended to, for example, the interlinkages exemplified by the 2030 Agenda including destitution decrease; social incorporation; medical care; biodiversity preservation; and environmental change moderation. It has been recognized that there is a requirement for comprehensive help components that guarantee youth keep on intensifying endeavors on the whole and exclusively to reestablish the planet and ensure life while coordinating biodiversity in the change of food frameworks.
The theme of International Youth Day 2021, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”, highlights the success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people.
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