The International Youth Day was established by the UN General Assembly on December 17, 1999, and was first celebrated on August 12, 2000. This Day is celebrated in order to remind the whole world about the role of young people in the development and building of the future world, and the daily problems they face in life.
It is the youth that gives hope for a better future, new discoveries and progress in various branches of science.
A huge number of young people around the world live in poverty, do not have the opportunity to attend educational institutions, die from hunger and infections. Now young people account for one-fourth of the total working population, and half of them are unemployed. The labour market cannot provide all people with jobs. Employers need highly qualified specialists, whereas qualitative education is still a problem in some countries of the world. International Youth Day annually reminds the world community about these problems. Indeed, such horrific statistics show that young people all over the world need help and support.
In a humanitarian crisis or conflict, young people have no opportunity to realize their potential. In addition, these conditions make young people of different sex, ethnic, religious or cultural background to be afraid. Only when young people feel safe, they can make a positive contribution to the development and building of the future world.
International Youth Day is celebrated all over the world. Every year festive events, festivals, concerts, conferences, seminars, movie screenings, photo exhibitions, devoted to the cause of support, development and self-determination of youth are conducted on this day. After all, the course that the world will follow depends on the self-fulfilment and activity of young people.
Taking care of the young generation is an important part of the social policy of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Much is being done to ensure that young people have good future prospects. Our state supports young families, creates opportunities for secondary, higher and professional education. Much attention is paid to reducing unemployment among young people. The leadership of the Republic have no doubts that the young citizens of the DPR will show themselves worthy of the trust of their older comrades and become true patriots of the Motherland. Today’s schoolchildren and university students in the future will determine the development policy of the Donetsk People’s Republic.