International Youth Day

© -

International Youth Day will be taking place on 12 August 2017, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society.

12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.

Thematic discussions and information campaigns will take place on 12 August 2017 across the world, to engage both Member States and the general public to understand the needs of young people, to implement policies to help them overcome the challenges they face, and to encourage young people into the decision-making process. These objectives of the International Youth Day 2017 will also be addressed during the 10th UNESCO Youth Forum, taking place in the autumn of 2017.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 12.08.2017 06:00 local time
End 12.08.2017 20:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Schischlik, Alexander
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Kristina Balalovska,
Country Worldwide
City -
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 International Youth Day 2016
Link 2 More on the 10th UNESCO Youth Forum
Link 3 UNESCO Youth Programme
Link 4