Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

International Year of Youth

12 August 2010 - 11 August 2011

On 18 December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming the year commencing on 12 August 2010 as the International Year of Youth, with the theme "Dialogue and Mutual Understanding". The Year will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the first International Youth Year in 1985 on the theme "Participation, Development and Peace".

The Year is intended to generate attention for youth participation and youth development and provide an impetus to partnerships among youth organizations around the world.

Developments related to the United Nations International Year of Youth can be followed on social marketing sites FaceBook and Twitter.