Sunday, August 12, is International Youth Day.
This year’s theme is “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth.”
To build on this year’s theme, you are invited to create short, informal videos explaining what issues matter to youth in your community, and how youth are partnering to address these challenges. Send us your videos at 4shared.com (login: email@example.com, password: usisirc1987) Your video may be selected and highlighted on the State Department’s Office of Global Youth Issues Facebook page
Videos should be 30-90 seconds in length and can be filmed on a flipcam, smartphone, webcam, or other readily-available device, and should include:
–A brief introduction of the young person/people (ages roughly 15-30) featured in the video (name(s), location – aliases may be used for
security purposes, but the mission should know the identity and location of all video participants);
–A description of an issue youth face in their community;
–How youth are partnering with each other or with others to address the issue described;
–Any other messages related to International Youth Day and its themes.
Submissions should be in English or, if in another language, should include English-language subtitles or a transcript of the text that can be posted with the video.
Also, in celebration of International Youth Day (IYD) Secretary Clinton’s Special Adviser on Global Youth Issues, Zeenat Rahman participated in an online discussion, on August 8th, and responded to questions from the State Alumni community on topics such as entrepreneurship, innovation, unemployment, and civic participation, stressing the importance of U.S. engagement with youth and the value of partnerships. Listen to a replay of the program.
More information about International Youth Day can be found on the United Nations website.