International Youth Day

International Youth Day (International Youth Day) is set by the General Assembly UN December 17 in 1999 at the suggestion of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth, held in Lisbon on 8 — on August 12 in 1998.

The first time the International Youth Day was celebrated on August 12, 2000.

The Conference recommended that public information activities in support of the Day in order to raise awareness, especially among young people, the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond, adopted by the Assembly in 1995.

While youth make up one-quarter of the world's labor force, they account for half of the unemployed. Labor markets are experiencing difficulty in securing stable employment with good prospects for young people, with the exception of highly skilled professionals.

Today, there are nearly 3 billion people under the age of 25 years. More than half of them live in poverty. More than 100 million children do not attend school. Every day, about 30,000 children die from poverty. Every day, 7,000 young people become infected with AIDS.

UN Secretary-General called on the international community to recognize the interdependence of generations and to solve problems of different ages together.

Youth Day is celebrated in other countries, for which each state set its date — China, Turkey, {holiday-Tunisia} 394 {/ holiday}, Cameroon ... And in the former republics of the Soviet Union — Azerbaijan, Belarus, {holiday-Ukraine} 989 {/ holiday}. In the Russian this 27 June. June 27 marks the holiday and youth South Ossetia.