International Youth Day Message
Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 12, 2020 (ZIZ News): The federation joined countries around the globe in celebrating International Youth Day 2020 on Wednesday August 12th.
In observance of the occasion, a message from the 9th Secretary General of United Nations Antonio Guterres was read by Secretary General of St. Kitts and Nevis National Commission for UNESCO Dorothy Warner.
The message outlined the significance of the theme for this year’s International Youth Day.
“The theme for this year’s International Youth Day, Youth Engagement for Global Action’ spotlights the ways in which the voices and activism of young people are making a difference and moving our world closer to the values and vision of the United Nations Charter.”
The resilience and vision of today’s youth despite the threat of the covid19 pandemic and other issues around the world were also highlighted.
“This generation is also resilient, resourceful and engaged. They are the young people who have risen up to demand climate action. They are mobilizing for racial justice and gender equality and are the champions of a more sustainable world. They are peace builders promoting social cohesion at a time of social distancing advancing an end to violence globally and advocating harmony at a time of rising hatred.”
The call was made for adults to support young persons and contribute to assisting them in reaching their fullest potential.
“Realising the promise of this generation means investing far more in young people’s inclusion, participation, organizations, and initiatives. I call on leaders and adults everywhere to do everything possible to enable the youths to enjoy lives of safety, dignity and opportunity and contribute to the fullest of their great potential.”
The United Nations International Youth Day is annually celebrated on 12th August to raise awareness on the legal and cultural problems related to the youths all over the world and to celebrate and focus on the voices, actions and initiatives of young people.