International Youth Day 2022: History, theme, quotes, wishes this year

International Youth Day 2022: This year’s theme is ‘Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages’

International Youth Day 2022: History, theme, quotes, wishes this year International Youth Day 2022
Vagisha Kaushik | Aug 12, 2022 - 10:17 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: International Youth Day is celebrated every year on August 12 to create awareness and draw attention to the cultural and legal issues about youth.

International Youth Day 2022 history

The first International Youth Day was celebrated on August 12, 2000. It was adopted by the United Nations in the year 1999. Over the years, IYD was celebrated on different themes such as youth’s mental health, their role in eradicating poverty, building peace, safe spaces for youth, etc.

International Youth Day 2022 theme

The theme of the International Youth Day 2022 is ‘Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages’. “The objective of International Youth Day 2022 is to amplify the message that action is needed across all generations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and leave no one behind. It will also raise awareness on certain barriers to intergenerational solidarity, notably ageism, which impacts young and old persons, while having detrimental effects on society as a whole,” reads the official website of the UN.

International Youth Day 2022 quotes

  • “The duty of the youth is to change corruption.” - Aristotle
  • “You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough.” - Joe Lewis
  • “Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions.” - Samuel Ullman
  • “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” - Franz Kafka

International Youth Day 2022 wishes

Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted, “Greetings to our talented Yuva Shakti on #InternationalYouthDay. Today, let us reaffirm our commitment to further strengthen the skills, education, employment and entrepreneurship landscape to fulfil aspirations of our young demography and to transform them into global citizens.”

The Ministry of Railways said in a tweet, “The future belongs to the youth! Indian Railways is committed towards empowering the youth; programmes like Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana are nurturing their skills & opening new avenues for them.”

“Greetings on the occasion of International Youth Day. The theme for this year, “Inter-generational solidarity: creating a world for all ages”, is very apt and aims at leveraging the potential of youth globally,” said former Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu in a tweet.


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