International Youth Day 2019

  • August 12, 2019
1024 563 Cyprus Youth Council

An initiative by the United Nations, International Youth Day is celebrated every year on the 12th of August, since 2000.

The UN has set this year’s theme as “transforming education,” highlighting efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves. Statistics remind us that significant transformations are still required to make education systems more inclusive and accessible: (1) Only 10% of people have completed upper secondary education in low income countries; (2) 40 % of the global population is not taught in a language they speak or fully understand; and (3) over 75 % of secondary school age refugees are out of school.

On the occasion of International Youth Day 2019, Cyprus Youth Council featured on Phileleftheros’ publications. Click here to read the article in English and here in Greek.