11 August 2014

International Youth Day

August 12 is International Youth Day (IYD). This year’s theme is “Youth and Mental Health”. Taking place in the ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ, from 10:30am-1:30pm on August 12, the IYD event is being co-organized by UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. It will bring together young people, youth organizations, Member State representatives, civil society, and UN entities to discuss the issue of youth and mental-health in particular looking at issues such as the impact of stigma, discrimination and exclusion, on the local, country, and international levels. Join the conversation on twitter by following #YouthDay and #MentalHealthMatters. To watch the event live click here. For more information click here