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It has already been 23 years since the International Youth Day (IYD) is marked on 12 August based on the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly.  The IYD theme for 2022 is “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”.

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the world needs to leverage the full potential of all generations. Solidarity across generations is key for sustainable development. We must collaborate to foster successful and equitable intergenerational relations and partnerships to ensure “no one is left behind.”

This year International Youth Day that will be held on August 12 in the Hrazdan community that is the "Youth Capital of Armenia - 2022".

Various educational, informative and cultural events, that have been proposed by an online survey participants, will take place on that day.  

The initiative will be launched with an official opening ceremony, which will be followed by an entertaining competition under the theme of “Intergenerational Solidarity”.

Later on an "Info-day and Opportunities Fair'' initiative will be conducted with the involvement of more than ten state, local and international organizations that will present various programs and opportunities for young people in the following areas: labour market, education, volunteering, etc.

An outdoor interactive game will be held after the Fair and the concert will summarize the initiative.

On August 12, the winners of the innovative and youth-led Awesome competition will also be announced.

The events are initiated by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of RA, Hrazdan Municipality, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UN Armenia, "The Body Shop", as well as "Child and Family Development Center" NGO.