International Youthday Celebration


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August 13, 2010
Venue: MG University Library Seminar Hall

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International Youthday Celebration

  1. 1. INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2010 Audio Visual Resource Centre Mahatma Gandhi University Library Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam
  2. 2. Did You Know ? <ul><ul><li>Youth are defined by the UNITED NATIONS as between the ages of 15 and 24 . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately one billion youth live in the world today. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One person in five is between the age of 15 and 24 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18% of the world’s population are &quot; youth “. </li></ul></ul>                                 
  3. 3. Did You Know ? <ul><ul><li>The United Nations proclaimed an International Year of Youth starting on </li></ul></ul><ul><li>12 August 2010 . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The theme ‘ Dialogue and Mutual Understanding ,’ </li></ul></ul>                                 
  4. 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. 5. MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS <ul><ul><li>Advocate for the recognition of young people’s contributions to national and community development , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutionalise mechanisms for youth participation in decision-making processes, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foster research and knowledge building on youth. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS ... <ul><ul><li>Promote youth interactions, networks and partnerships across cultures, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empower and support youth as agents of social inclusion and peace, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support youth-led organizations and initiatives to enhance their contribution to society. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 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. 8. EDUCATION <ul><li>ISSUES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of literacy in developing countries, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor local economic and social conditions, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor education facilities for girls, migrants, refugees, street children etc.. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. EDUCATION <ul><li>PROPOSALS FOR ACTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving level of basic education and literacy, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of information skills, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational and professional training </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. HUNGER AND POVERTY <ul><li>ISSUES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over one million people live in poverty, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Malnutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PROPOSALS FOR ACTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making farming more rewarding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill training for income generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Land grants for young people </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. ENVIRONMENT <ul><li>ISSUES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deterioration of the natural environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global warming </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. ENVIRONMENT <ul><li>PROPOSALS FOR ACTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental education and training, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthening participation of youth in the protection, preservation and improvement of the environment. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. DRUG ABUSE <ul><li>ISSUES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most alcohol, tobacco and drug use starts when people are still young, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Violence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PROPOSALS FOR ACTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug abuse prevention initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treatment and rehabilitation of young people </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. HIV/AIDS <ul><li>ISSUES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are about one million young people currently living with HIV/AIDS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15 million children orphaned due to AIDS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PROPOSALS FOR ACTION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intervention policies and programmes at national and local levels, </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. What we Can Do?
  16. 16. Reference www.un.or/youth Reference
  17. 17. What we Can Do?