International Youth Day 2022
Today we are celebrating International Youth Day.
The theme this year is ” Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”
“On this important day, let’s join hands across generations to break down barriers, and work as one to achieve a more equitable, just and inclusive world for all people.”
António Guterrez, UN Seceretary General
As an organisation dedicated to fostering mutual understanding and peace through cultural exchanges for young people, we couldn’t agree more with this theme.
Only through the cooperation of old and young, of all cultures, nations and beliefs, can we master the challenges we face. The first step is to build bridges with others, understand and tolerate each other and treat everyone with the same respect.
Experiences abroad make young people grow stronger, more resilient and self-confident.
They get a different perspective, reflect more on other points of view and gain a better understanding of political, social and cultural contexts.
These are the individuals needed to have an impact. They dare to raise their voices and cooperate with others to overcome the tasks on our planet.
IAPA and its member organisations are committed to ensuring that young people and their hosts have enriching and positive experiences. Our member organisations help create friendships and relationships across continents, cultures and generations.