Joint celebration for refugees and migrants—North West Trinidad
August 8, 2019
A Cuban visit
August 8, 2019

Our Youth Matter

Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ & Director, CREDI

On August 12, the world will celebrate International Youth Day. It is worth noting aspects of the UN’s statement: “There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever. But 1 in 10 of the world’s children live in conflict zones and 24 million of them are out of school. Political instability, labour market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation have led to increasing isolation of youth in societies.” International Youth Day “serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.”

This year’s theme, Transforming Education, “highlights efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves…International Youth Day 2019 will examine how Governments, young people and youth-led and youth-focused organizations, as well as other stakeholders, are transforming education so that it becomes a powerful tool to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Subscribe or login below to view the rest of this story.

Subscribe to the Digital Archive | Log-In to Catholic News.