Dear ASECU Youth students,

The Board of ASECU Youth cordially congratulates you on the International Youth Day. We thank you for your fidelity to our professor and student community and responsiveness to all initiatives and actions proposed by our Association and encourage you to benefit from the ASECU Youth network in finding peers for joint research and social activities to respond to today’s challenges and ambitious objectives.

Annually, 12 August is the day of celebrating the day of youth. The holiday was first proposed at the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998). International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement. The theme of International Youth Day 2020

“Youth Engagement for Global Action”

seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced. The commemoration of IYD 2020 will take the form of a podcast-style discussion led by youth for youth. This will involve discussions on the selected theme between young participants that are engaged in political processes at the local, national, and global levels, including for instance representatives from youth constituencies linked to the UN-system, young parliamentarians and UN Youth Delegates.

On the day of celebrating the International Youth Day your contribution counts. The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great challenge, including the worst global health crisis in its history. Take the survey. Have YOUR say. UN75 Survey:

More information: on the UN website

What is Youth Engagement and why is it important for the globe? UNESCO Youth interviews: