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International Year of Youth

Happy International Youth Day: It is time to reflect on the International Year of Youth!

Michael Boampong's picture

All too soon the UN’s proclaimed International Year of Youth will be phased out. This will happen after the 12th of August 2011. For most youth development activists, I think the 12th of August 2011 which marks International Youth Day and the few days after should mark another time of stock-taking.

99 ways to spread peace

Saadia Iqbal's picture

 

Superheroes aren’t just into saving people from burning buildings or vanquishing evil masterminds. Some superheroes use their powers to spread powerful messages: messages of tolerance, celebrating diversity and understanding. The 99 are doing exactly that. 

Kicking off the new year: 'OUR YEAR, OUR VOICE'

Yasmine Cathell's picture

The International Year of Youth officially begins on August 12th, 2010.  While youth bring excitement, optimism and revolutionary ways of looking at things to the table, it’s nice to see that this gift of the younger generations is recognized and encouraged by the part of society controlling decision making: the older folks.