On August 12 each year, countries, institutions and individuals celebrate the International Youth Day.
According to the UN, the day emphasizes the rights of young people to have access to education, employment, healthcare, monetary services and participation in public life.
This is especially significant as several young people across the world are struggling with issues related to physical or mental health, education and employment.
The International Youth Day also provides an opportunity to recognize the young talents who are contributing to their society through their impactful work.
Antonio Guterres is the UN Secretary-General.