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Wednesday 12 August 2015 - 00:00 to Monday 31 August 2015 - 00:00
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August 12 - International youth day 

On 17 December 1999 the General Assembly in its resolution 54/120, endorsed the recommendations of the World Conference of Ministers of Youth and proclaimed August 12 as International Youth Day, with the aim of:

1) Improving youth participation in the activities of the United Nations as well as in society and in decision-making.

2) Developing policies in priority areas such as education, employment, hunger and poverty, health, environment, drug abuse and juvenile delinquency.

3) Developing channels of communication and cooperation between youth organizations of the United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental youth organizations.