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August 13, 2010
Venue: MG University Library Seminar Hall

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  • INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2010 Audio Visual Resource Centre Mahatma Gandhi University Library Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam
  • Did You Know ?
      • Youth are defined by the UNITED NATIONS as between the ages of 15 and 24 .
      • Approximately one billion youth live in the world today.
      • One person in five is between the age of 15 and 24 years
      • 18% of the world’s population are " youth “.
                                    
  • Did You Know ?
      • The United Nations proclaimed an International Year of Youth starting on
    • 12 August 2010 .
      • The theme ‘ Dialogue and Mutual Understanding ,’
                                    
  • Did You Know ?                                  Year Youth Population Percentage of Total Global Population 1985 941 million 19.4% 1995 1.019 billion 18.0% 2025 1.222 billion 15.4%
  • MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
      • Advocate for the recognition of young people’s contributions to national and community development ,
      • Institutionalise mechanisms for youth participation in decision-making processes,
      • Foster research and knowledge building on youth.
  • MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS ...
      • Promote youth interactions, networks and partnerships across cultures,
      • Empower and support youth as agents of social inclusion and peace,
      • Support youth-led organizations and initiatives to enhance their contribution to society.
  • WORLD PROGRAMME OF ACTION FOR YOUTH Education Employment Hunger and poverty Health Environment Drug abuse Leisure-time activities Girls and young women Globalization Information and Communication Technologies HIV/AIDS Youth and Conflict Intergenerational Relations Juvenile delinquency Participation Priority Youth Issues
  • EDUCATION
    • ISSUES
      • Lack of literacy in developing countries,
      • Poor local economic and social conditions,
      • Poor education facilities for girls, migrants, refugees, street children etc..
  • EDUCATION
    • PROPOSALS FOR ACTION
      • Improving level of basic education and literacy,
      • Development of information skills,
      • Vocational and professional training
  • HUNGER AND POVERTY
    • ISSUES
      • Over one million people live in poverty,
      • Malnutrition
    • PROPOSALS FOR ACTION
      • Making farming more rewarding
      • Skill training for income generation
      • Land grants for young people
  • ENVIRONMENT
    • ISSUES
      • Deterioration of the natural environment
      • Global warming
  • ENVIRONMENT
    • PROPOSALS FOR ACTION
      • Environmental education and training,
      • Strengthening participation of youth in the protection, preservation and improvement of the environment.
  • DRUG ABUSE
    • ISSUES
      • Most alcohol, tobacco and drug use starts when people are still young,
      • Violence
    • PROPOSALS FOR ACTION
      • Drug abuse prevention initiatives
      • Treatment and rehabilitation of young people
  • HIV/AIDS
    • ISSUES
      • There are about one million young people currently living with HIV/AIDS
      • 15 million children orphaned due to AIDS
    • PROPOSALS FOR ACTION
      • Intervention policies and programmes at national and local levels,
  • What we Can Do?
  • Reference www.un.or/youth Reference
  • What we Can Do?