Why should you care about International Youth Day?
Watch inspiring youth around the world
There are more youth in the world than ever before. The UN Population Fund estimates that 1.8-billion people are between the ages of 10 and 24, and today we celebrate them.
“On International Youth Day, I urge others to join this global push for progress. Let us empower young people with the resources, backing and space they need to create lasting change in our world,” said Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general’s in a special message for International Youth Day today.
Watch the video from the secretary general showing inspiring young people from around the world.