International Youth Day

Date of event: 12 August 2014
Location: Global

The 12th of August is International Youth Day, a day to celebrate the many contributions and the endless potential of young people around the world.

The theme of this year’s International Youth Day is "Youth and Mental Health." Too many youth grapple with discrimination, extreme poverty, violence, disability or other conditions that imperil their physical and mental well-being.

UNFPA supports efforts to expand young people’s access to health care as well as mental and emotional support, and works to free young people from circumstances harmful to their well-being.