International Youth Day 2023

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 Green Skills for Youth, which the UN explains will raise awareness of green skills by “highlighting initiatives at the global and national levels, discussing relevant opportunities and challenges, and offering forward-looking policy guidance.” NHSMUN strives to equip students with the tools they need in order to leave a lasting positive mark on the world, and the relevance of green skills plays a significant part of this and the ultimate goal of achieving the SDGs. 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. Today, the world is embarking on a green transition. The shift towards an environmentally sustainable and climate-friendly world is critical not only for responding to the global climate crisis but also for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

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