Today, 12 August, we celebrate International Youth Day. The aim of this day is to open up a space for youth to share their stories, ideas and events.
Youth around the world have been encouraged to share their messages and photos about what this year’s theme of “civic engagement” means to them by tweeting #InternationalYouthDay.
The key message of this year’s campaign is that the youth should take control and contribute to building and designing their future.
By 2020, 75% of all people on the African continent will by 20 years old. The future belongs to the youth. We encourage them to strive for more, to think freely and to find new ways to Never Stop Moving Forward.