The day marks the International Youth Day 2020 which was designated by the United Nations and is observed to hear the voices of the youth, understand their needs and recognize and celebrate their achievements.
“The #coronavirus crisis poses particular challenges for young people. Their perspectives and ideas are essential to the #COVID19 response and to build a better future. On Wednesday’s #YouthDay & every day, let’s make sure young people’s voices are heard,” the world body tweeted.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has spared no one but the youth have become vulnerable as education and employment sectors are adversely affected. The theme of this year’s International Youth Day is ‘Youth Engagement for Global Action’ where the world body has prioritised three areas for major concern, including engagement at the community level, engagement at the national level (formulation of laws, policies, and their implementation) and engagement at the global level.