International Youth Day

International Youth Day today

MNA Feature Desk: When almost all countries across the world are celebrating International Youth Day with the theme ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’, many Bangladeshi youths say spaces for them are narrowing.

August 12 was designated as the International Youth Day by the United Nations in 1999 to recognize the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, and raise awareness of challenges and problems faced by them.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the United Nations is strongly committed to listening to the voices of young people – and opening pathways for meaningful participation in decisions that affect them.

“This September, we will launch a new strategy to step up our work with and for young people,” the UN chief said in a message on International Youth Day.

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