International Youth Day 2021

International Youth Day is celebrated annually on 12 August to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and to celebrate the potential of youth as active partners in the global society. The 2021 theme for the day is about transforming food systems.

The theme, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”, aims to highlight that the success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people.

We spoke with youth in West and Southern Africa about their involvement in GWP activities around water and food. What are the challenges and how can youth contribute to securing the water-food chain? Here are their stories.

More details are available on the dedicated United Nations web page for the day, where a draft concept note is also presented.