International Youth Day 2020

By Riya Maurya Aug 12, 2020

International youth day2020 : Theme, history and famous quotesThe United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day is celebrated every year on  August 12 to promote ways to engage youth in becoming more positive contributors to their communities. It also recognizes the efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society.


International Youth Day 2020 Theme

The Theme for the International Youth Day 2020 is, “Youth Engagement for Global Action“.

The theme of 2020 seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.

The spotlight is on three areas, according to the UN.

  • Engagement at the community level 
  • Engagement at the national level (formulation of laws, policies, and their implementation)
  • Engagement at the global level 

History Behind International Youth Day

The history behind this day. The idea for International Youth Day was first proposed in 1991 by young people in Vienna, Austria, for the first session of the UN’s World Youth Forum. The forum recommended that an International Youth Day be declared, especially for fundraising and promotional purposes, to support the United Nations Youth Fund in partnership with youth organizations.

In 1998 a resolution proclaiming August 12 as International Youth Day was adopted during the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth. That recommendation was later endorsed by the UN General Assembly in 1999. International Youth Day was first observed in 2000.

A country with the highest number of ‘Youth’ population

India has been recorded,country with the highest number of youth,  i.e with 356 million young people.

Who is Considered a Youth?

According to the UN, the age group between 15 to 24 is considered as a youth. It is about one-sixth of the human population.

TOP Best Famous Quotes on Youth

“The duty of the youth is to change corruption.”


 “Good Habits formed at youth make all the difference.”


 “Dream, Dream, Dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.”


 “Youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief.”

Nicholas Sparks

 “Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigour of the emotions.”

Samuel Ullman

 “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

Franz Kafka

 “In youth, we run into difficulties. In old age, difficulties run into us.”

Beverly Sills.

 “Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.”

Herbert Hoover

 “Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”

Nelson Mandela

Famous Inspirations Quotes on Youth by Swami Vivekananda

 “My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers!”

Swami Vivekananda

 “A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.”

Swami Vivekananda

 “Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.”

Swami Vivekananda

Hope you got all the insingts about Today’s International Youth Day and theme this year.

When in International Youth Day

International Youth Day occur on 12th August every year.

Who is Considered a Youth?

According to the UN, the age group between 15 to 24 is considered as a youth. It is about one-sixth of the human population.

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