The focus for International Youth Day 2022, which is celebrated on August 12, is Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages. According to the UN “to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world needs to leverage the full potential of all generations. Solidarity across generations is key for sustainable development.
We must collaborate to foster successful and equitable intergenerational relations and partnerships to ensure “no one is left behind.” Many young people continue to report age-related barriers in various spheres of their lives such as employment, political participation, health and justice.
we pray for the young people of our world.
Give them strength and courage as they address present issues that will continue to impact them as their lives unfold.
Bless all those young people who have stepped forward and have become spokespeople for their generation and have served to bring the concerns of young people to the attention of all.
By Fr Pat O'Shea - Lower Hutt