The International Youth Day 2012 will be celebrated on August 12th all around the world, with coordination by the United Nations Youth Program. Millions of young people are going to join this celebration and make their voice heard too. Young people in Cameroon will also join the celebration.
In the lead-up to the International Youth Day, the UN undertakes several activities currently underway to involve young people. One of them is a global online initiative, calling on young people around the world to commemorate the day by organizing events in partnership with civil society, Member States, the private sector, academia and philanthropists, especially in the five key thematic areas. The United Nations Youth Program is mobilizing youth to become active with the day.
This series of six live Google+ Hangouts are organized on 8th, 9th and 10th of August, with each happening twice a day. Global youth interested to join, are invited to first watch the following video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YdQxtJOyYU&feature=youtu.be To join the live Google+Hangouts, they have to go to gplus.to/unitednations  then contribute with questions via Twitter by using @UN4Youth and #IYD2012 They can also join on Facebook and ask their questions there at: www.facebook.com/UNyouthyear The International Youth Day website is: http://social.un.org/index/Youth/InternationalYouthDay/IYD2012.aspx to access more information there and see how to get involved too.
The detailed schedule of all topics and dates is the following:
Wednesday, 8 August
11:00 AM EST – Political inclusion
02:00 PM EST – Citizenship and the protection of rights
Thursday, 9 August
11:00 AM EST – Employment
02:00 PM EST – Entrepreneurship
Friday, 10 August
11:00 AM EST – Education
02:00 PM EST – Education on sexual and reproductive health
This is a great opportunity for global youth to join their peers worldwide and celebrate their day. Joining the Google+ Hangouts is a concrete way to get involve. Everyone is encourage to join and contribute.