Going back in history, International Youth Day was created by the United Nations (UN) on the 12th of August 2000. On this 15th year after its first observance, the theme is ‘Youth Civic Engagement.’ We have about 17% of youth that make up the world population with about 1.2 billion of them aged between 15 and 24.
One of the biggest issues plaguing youths today is unemployment. 24.4% of the world’s unemployed are youths. Some reasons for the high rate of unemployment among youths can be attributed firstly to lack of quality education tailored towards complementing the abilities required in the fast paced world such as the labor market. Read more