NHSMUN and International Youth Day

On International Youth Day, we celebrate and recognize the role of the young population as absolutely essential to achieve change in the world. This year’s theme for International Youth Day is “Youth Engagement for Global Action,” which means highlighting the ways to successfully empower youth to make an impact at the local, national, and global levels. Passion for education is the driving force behind NHSMUN, and we strive to equip students with the tools they need in order to leave a lasting positive mark on the world. We dedicate this post to all of our wonderful delegates who make NHSMUN special with their diplomacy, passion, and hunger for change!


To learn more about International Youth Day, please visit this page or review the UN’s Concept Note on International Youth Day 2020 – Youth Engagement for Global Action.


Except from Concept Note – About International Youth Day: “In 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers of Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement. The commemoration will take the form of a podcast-style discussion that is hosted by youth for youth, together with independently organized commemorations around the world that recognize the importance of youth participation in political, economic and social life and processes.”

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