The time of youth is one of the most productive and precious moments of our lives. The youth of the world are the future of humankind, and it is through educating and nurturing their growth that the nations of the world can work towards protecting and enhancing their ecologies, cultures, languages, and economies.
“Humanity depends on the boundless energy, ideas and contributions of youth everywhere. Today and every day, let’s support and stand with young people in shaping a just and sustainable world, for people and planet.”
This year for International Youth Day, the United Nations has decided on the theme of Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World. The first ever International Youth Day was celebrated on August 12, 2000, with the intention to bring about international awareness rooted in the cultural and legal aspects surrounding the young generation. This year, they are abiding by that principle by raising awareness on how the youth of today can bring forth sustainable ecological transformation in today’s society, which is plagued by global warming.
Without the dedication, creativity, and spirit of the youth, no nation can progress in this world. It is important for both the youth of today and the older generation to realise how vital the youth are to bringing forth democratic changes in society. Every significant social movement that has happened around the world has been spearheaded by the energy and determination of the politically conscious masses. It is the youth, workers, and supporters of democracy who bring forth liberation. The younger generations should not be deluded by religious extremism, fascism, or ethno-supremacist ideologies. Instead, they should be guided by the theories of liberation, justice, and science, for only then can a nation and the world as a whole develop with prosperity.
Source: United Nations