International Youth Day 2017 is happeing this month on the 12th of August!
What's it all about?
Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015, there is growing recognition that as agents of change, young people are critical actors in conflict prevention and sustaining peace. International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.
The current generation of youth are the largest in history and young people often comprise the majority in countries marked by armed conflict or unrest, therefore considering the needs and aspirations of youth in matters of peace and security is a demographic imperative.
Who's the United Nations?
The United Nations is an international organisation founded which was founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States from countries all over the world. The mission and work of the United Nations includes maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development and upholding international law.
How can you be involved?
Jesus was all about bringing peace on earth and transforming society. There are heaps of ways that you could get involved in this year's International Youth Day in your own communties. Check out some suggestions from the United Nations at www.un.org
For more information on International Youth day, visit the United Nation's International Youth Day website.