12 August 2017 – Baghdad, Iraq: International Youth Day, commemorated around the world under the 2017 theme “Youth Building Peace” was celebrated today with a special event in Baghdad, Iraq, hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the presence of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake. The event marked the first international mission of the new Envoy and the first International Youth Day since UN Secretary-General António Guterres took office with a commitment to placing young people at the centre of his agenda for conflict prevention and sustaining peace.

Friday, 12 August 2016 18:28

Iraq Celebrates International Youth Day

Baghdad, 12 August: The Ministry of Youth and Sports in Iraq in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) organized the celebration of International Youth Day on 11 August 2016 at the Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad. The event was under the auspices of H.E. Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi and with the participation of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (DSRSG) and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande.

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