Qatar marks International Youth Day today

 12 Aug 2017 - 1:22

The Peninsula

The State of Qatar marks today the International Youth Day, which is celebrated on August 12 of every year, and is held this year under the theme “Youth Building Peace” to recognise youths’ contribution to preventing conflicts as well as integration, social justice and sustainable peace.
Qatar’s youth participate in the celebration with global youth on this occasion, which constitutes an important motive for youth to employ a promising future vision to tackle challenges, have achievements in all fields and rise with the human society. In this regard, Qatar has been working to empower and enable youths to provide full contribution to the society, development and peace so as to achieve human sustainable development. Qatar has also been encouraging youths to innovate and pioneer because they are the future, hope and basis of a human society where everyone lives in safety and happiness.
In addition, Qatar motivates youths to participate in making decisions and activate their role in achieving human development as well as bridging the gap between them and officials by widening the scope of dialogue and the spaces of mutual understanding.
 Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015 on youth, peace, and security, which aims to enhance the participation of youth in these two fields, there has been a growing admission that youth are active elements in preventing the eruption of conflicts and preserving peace. Security Council Resolution 2282 in 2016 highlighted the significant role of youths in preventing the outbreak of conflicts and settling them.