International Youth Day 2018

The theme of the 2018 International Youth Day is ‘‘Safe Spaces for Youth’’. On 10 August, the official commemorative event will be hosted by UNDESA in collaboration with UN Habitat, bringing together young people, youth organizations, Member State representatives, civil society and United Nations entities.

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  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
  • United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD)


International Youth Day 2018 aims to promote youth engagement and empowerment by exploring the role of safe spaces in contributing to freedom of expression, mutual respect and constructive dialogue. The availability and accessibility of physical and virtual safe spaces can enhance young people’s potential by providing common ground and opportunities for innovation and creativity.

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