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International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
International Youthday Celebration
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International Youthday Celebration
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International Youthday Celebration

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August 13, 2010 …

August 13, 2010
Venue: MG University Library Seminar Hall

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  • 1. INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2010 Audio Visual Resource Centre Mahatma Gandhi University Library Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam
  • 2. 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 “.
                                    
  • 3. Did You Know ?
      • The United Nations proclaimed an International Year of Youth starting on
    • 12 August 2010 .
      • The theme ‘ Dialogue and Mutual Understanding ,’
                                    
  • 4. 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%
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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
  • 8. EDUCATION
    • ISSUES
      • Lack of literacy in developing countries,
      • Poor local economic and social conditions,
      • Poor education facilities for girls, migrants, refugees, street children etc..
  • 9. EDUCATION
    • PROPOSALS FOR ACTION
      • Improving level of basic education and literacy,
      • Development of information skills,
      • Vocational and professional training
  • 10. 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
  • 11. ENVIRONMENT
    • ISSUES
      • Deterioration of the natural environment
      • Global warming
  • 12. ENVIRONMENT
    • PROPOSALS FOR ACTION
      • Environmental education and training,
      • Strengthening participation of youth in the protection, preservation and improvement of the environment.
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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,
  • 15. What we Can Do?
  • 16. Reference www.un.or/youth Reference
  • 17. What we Can Do?

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