URI Youth Take Action for International Year of Youth!

12 August 2010
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This video highlights the work being organized by URI Youth Ambassadors and other members of the URI Global Youth Network around the world for the International Day of Youth, and the International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding from August 12, 2010 - August 12, 2011. For more information about the UN International Year of Youth and how you can take part, go to: http://social.un.org/youthyear/.

Here are some more ideas from the UN Framework Approach about what YOU can do for the International Year of Youth:

1. Create awareness (increase commitment and investment in youth)

  • Increase recognition of youth development as a smart investment by the public and private sectors
  • Advocate for the recognition of young people’s contributions to national and community development and to achieving the MDGs
  • Promote understanding of inequalities amongst youth and how to effectively address the needs of the most disadvantaged
  • Foster research and knowledge building on youth to better inform youth policies and programmes

2. Mobilize and engage (increase youth participation and partnerships)

  • Institutionalize mechanisms for youth participation in decision-making processes
  • Support youth-led organizations and initiatives to enhance their contribution to society
  • Strengthen networks and partnerships among Governments, youth-led organizations, academia, civil society organizations, the private sector, the media and the UN system, to enhance commitment and support for holistic youth development

3. Connect and build bridges (increase intercultural understanding among youth)

  • Promote youth interactions, networks and partnerships across cultures
  • Empower and support youth as agents of social inclusion and peace