International Youth Day 2012: Partner with and for Youth!

International Youth Day 2012On 12 August we celebrate International Youth Day, this year focused on “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth”.

In the lead up to the Day, the United Nations will hold a series of six Google+ Hangouts on 8, 9 and 10 August to discuss issues related to employment; entrepreneurship; education, including on sexual and reproductive health; political inclusion; citizenship; and protection of rights. For more information about the themes, panellists and times, please see the International Youth Day web page.

Follow the Hangouts

You can follow the Google+ Hangouts at and submit questions to the panellists via Twitter or/and Facebook:

Twitter: @un4youth #IYD2012

Share your plans and success stories

Tell the United Nations how you are planning to celebrate International Youth Day and how you think the UN should partner with young people, especially in the areas of employment, entrepreneurship, political inclusion, citizenship and protection of rights, and education, including on sexual and reproductive health. E-mail your success stories and recommendations to: [email protected].

Contribute to the Survey

You are also invited to contribute to our Survey on the development of a System Wide Action Plan on Youth. The Survey is available in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic.

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