12 August: International Youth Day

12 August marks the annual United Nations’ International Youth Day. This day is an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide.

Youth Champions at the UK Ceremony for HMD 2018

Concerts, workshops, cultural events and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organisations take place around the world to mark International Youth Day.

Hundreds of young people from youth groups, schools, colleges, faith groups and in their own communities already participate in Holocaust Memorial Day.  Young people can contribute to HMD by becoming an HMD Youth Champion.

If you are organising a commemoration then you can contact HMDT to discuss ways of involving young people.

Educational resources are available here.