Sonntag, August 12, 2007
International Youth Day
The General Assembly on 17 December 1999 in its resolution 54/120, endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.
The Assembly recommended that public information activities be organized to support the Day as a way to promote better awareness of the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond, adopted by the General Assembly in 1995 (resolution 50/81).
Thus, on the occasion of the celebration of the International Youth Day 2007 the European Youth Forum demands the UN and its member states to convene a 2nd World Youth Ministers Conference and a 5th World Youth Forum - the 4th World Youth Forum took place in Senegal 2001.
The theme of the International Youth Day this year “Be seen, be heard: Youth participation for development” touches the aims and the mission of the YFJ and its members organisations, in particular concerning the recognition of the role of Youth Organisations as spaces of participation and commitment to society change and development.