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2016 International Youth Day

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2016 International Youth Day

Fri 12th Aug, 09:00

International Youth Day 2016 “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption”

August 12 is International Youth Day and the theme for this year is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption.”

This year’s Day is about turning the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into reality. The Day will focus on the leading role young people play in eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development through sustainable production and consumption.

Sustainable consumption is all about the use of products that meet the basic needs of communities while keeping in mind the needs of future generations. The promotion of choices that increase the eco-efficiency of consumption and minimize waste and pollution is critical to achieving equitable socioeconomic development.

That said, many young people continue to face barriers to making green choices. These barriers include the high prices of goods and services and lack of information about what options are available.

“I invite governments, foundations, civil society organizations, and the youth movement to mark the day by highlighting the positive contributions of youth in development and by pledging to engage with youth as partners in the implementation of the SDGs,” said the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi ahead of the event. 

By focusing on the social development dimensions of sustainable consumption and production, this year’s theme emphasizes a cross-sectoral approach to sustainability and the social, political, economic and environmental interlinkages needed to achieve it.

About International Youth Day

In 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the General Assembly declared August 12 International Youth Day, which gives an opportunity to celebrate young peoples’ views and initiatives. Celebrations at the United Nations Headquarters and around the world will recognize the importance of youth efforts, collaboration and participation in the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and in particular the role of young people in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development through sustainable production and consumption. Events to celebrate International Youth Day 2016 will take place all over the world.

The Greens on IYD 2016

On Saturday 13th August 2016, The Greens' Green Radio program will be baptized "Youth Radio" and shall focus on what young people are doing to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable consumption and production. 

Featuring during the special one-hour program on Abakwa FM Radio, FM 99.0 shall be the Founder/CEO of Y'ems Group Inc, Director of La Liberte Arts Group, CEO of Extended Limits, and many more youth entrepreneurs of the North West Region of Cameroon.

Participate live on our program from 10:00 - 11:00AM by calling or sending a text message @ +237 676243136 or online via www.facebook.com/thegreensworld and tell us what you are doing to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable consumption and production.

Happy Youth Day.