I believe in the power of young people.
Peace, economic dynamism, social justice, tolerance – all this and more, depends on tapping into the potential power of youth. Not in some distant future, but today. Right now.
That is what International Youth Day is about.
The world’s young people need safe spaces where they can freely express their views and pursue their dreams — public, civic, physical and digital spaces.
Today, more than 400 million young people live in areas affected by armed conflict or organized violence.
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