International Youth Day

United Nations (UN) Youth Day Celebration

Annually on August 12, International Youth Day is celebrated. Designated by the United Nations (UN), this day honors the contributions and potential of young people across the globe.

The process leading to the establishment of International Youth Day began in 1991 with UN General Assembly Resolution 46/50, and the first such day was celebrated on August 12, 2000.

This year's theme, as declared by the United Nations, is “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World.”

According to the UN, half of the world's population is under 30 years old, and by the end of 2030, this age group is expected to constitute 50 percent of the total population.

Global research indicates that 67 percent of people believe in a better future, with young individuals aged 15 to 17 being the most optimistic.

In North Macedonia, however, the number of young people is declining. Findings from the analysis titled “Youth and Census” reveal that the population aged 15 to 29 has significantly decreased, with 6 percent fewer young people compared to the 2002 census. In other words, in 2002, 24 percent of the population were young, while in 2021, young people constituted 18 percent of the total population.

On the occasion of International Youth Day, Meta. mk shares messages from several prominent socially engaged young individuals in the country including Martina Dimoska.

Read what they have to say to all the youth out there: Macedonian Albanian.

A News Agency feature.

Martina Dimoska, the first Female Balkan and first Macedonian Analog Astronaut:

“Today on International Youth Day, let us remember that every choice we make and every action we take bring us a step closer to fulfilling our full potential that will shape our future. As young visionaries, we should proactively strive to acquire new knowledge, individual growth, but also mutual collaboration to be the change we want to see.”