International Youthday was celebrated in Afghanistan under the auspices of the Ministry of Information and Culture in cooperation with UN agencies including UNICEF, UNFPA, ILO, IOM, UN Volunteers, UNDP and an international organization, ACTED. several youth artists presented colourful shows including rap songs, theatre and circus.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Saturday, 17 August 2013
Thousands of Afghans thronged to Bamyan province in Afghanistan’s central highlands on Thursday to watch a UNAMA-organized concert to mark the International Youth Day (12 August). The four-hour concert featured traditional music as well as blues, rap, pop and hard rock songs – all performed by Afghan singers and musicians. The message of the day was a rousing call for Afghans to work shoulder-to-shoulder to achieve national unity and peace.
Young people today belong to the largest generation of youth the world has ever known. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged UN Member States, youth-led organizations and other stakeholders to act to promote the rights of all young people and maximize the development potential of youth around the world. Over two-thirds of Afghan population is estimated to be under 25 years of age.