Ministry Sends Message to Youth to Behave Responsibly in “New Normal”

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ZAGREB, Aug 12 (Hina) – On the occasion of International Youth Day, the Central State Office for Demography and Youth on Wednesday called on young people to be an example with their conduct and forerunners in a global initiative raising awareness of the “new normal” and in strengthening intergenerational solidarity and dialogue.

On the occasion of International Youth Day, observed on August 12, and this year’s theme –  Engaging Youth for Global Action – the Office wishes to point out ways in which young people can participate in enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes at the local, national and global levels.

The goal is to learn lessons on how to significantly increase the representation of young people and their activities in informal institutional policies.

“On the occasion of International Youth Day 2020, we wish to emphasise the importance of active participation of youth. Local, national, and global institutions need to become inclusive and strengthen youth to implement global actions and to achieve their objectives,” a press release from the Central State Office for Demography and Youth said.

The Office called on young people, “in these challenging times in which we are faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, to behave responsibly and set an example and lead global initiatives to raise awareness of the ‘new normal’ and to strengthen inter-generational solidarity and dialogue in an effort to protect one’s loved ones and secure a better future,” the press release said.

The government will continue implementing activities that will provide opportunities and better conditions for young people to realise their rights and needs and it calls on youth to actively participate in society at the local, state, and European levels.

In 1999, the UN General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.


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