When and why did International Youth Day begin?

Youth have a big contribution in building any nation and they have to face various challenges

International Youth Day is celebrated every year on August 12 to address the challenges and problems of the youth.

International Youth Day was first celebrated on August 12, 2000, the United Nations Assembly decided to celebrate this day on 17 December 1999.

The theme of International Youth Day 2022 is "Intergenerational Solidarity:

Its goal is to spread the message that achieving Agenda 2030 and its 17 SDGs 

Action is needed from all generations and no one is to be left behind.