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International Youth Day 2012 Google+Hangouts! Aug 8, 9 and 10

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Google Hangouts

People around the world are invited to join the United Nations in celebrating International Youth Day 2012 “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth” by watching and contributing to a series of Google+Hangouts taking place on 8, 9 and 10 August 2012.

To mark IYD2012, which officially falls on Sunday 12 August, the UN is holding a series of six Google+Hangouts on themes related to the priority areas of the Secretary-General’s Five-year Action Agenda and the development of a UN System Wide Action Plan on Youth, namely:

Employment; Entrepreneurship; Education, including on sexual and reproductive health; Political Inclusion; Citizenship; and Protection of rights.

The Google+Hangouts will take place as contributions continue to come in for the UN Survey (*) on the development of a System Wide Action Plan on Youth. These Hangouts will not only draw attention to the issues at hand, but will also delve into the many ways the UN and civil society can partner with and for young people.

For more about the themes, panellists and times, check out the links on the International Youth Day page – here

Follow the Hangouts!

You can follow the Google+Hangouts at and contribute with questions to panellists via Twitter and Facebook:

Celebrate the Day

The UN also wants to know what you’re planning on doing to celebrate International Youth Day! How do you think the United Nations should partner with young people, especially in the areas of employment, entrepreneurship, political inclusion, citizenship and protection of rights, and education, including on sexual and reproductive health. Do you have a successful partnership that you want to tell us about, or a concrete recommendation you would like to share?

Email success stories and recommendations to:

(*) Survey on the development of a System Wide Action Plan on Youth is available in all six official languages.

For more information on the Secretary-General’s Five Year Agenda, why not read the July edition of Youth Flash.


Using the interactive forum of Google+Hangout each Hangout will host 5-6 participants ranging from United Nations experts, Member States, the private sector, academia and of course young people themselves. Watch this space as we update you in the coming days about who our participants will be!




Political Inclusion 8 August11:00, EST
Citizenship 8 August14:00, EST
Employment 9 August11:00, EST
Entrepreneurship 9 August14:00, EST
Education 10 August11:00, EST
Education on Sexual and Reproductive health 10 August14:00, EST






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One comment on “International Youth Day 2012 Google+Hangouts! Aug 8, 9 and 10

  1. Pingback: 2012 International Youth Day – Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth | Girls' Power Initiative (GPI) Benin City, Nigeria

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