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International Youth Day, 12 August 2014


International Youth Day Event

12 August 2014 10:30am – 1:30pm UN Headquarters

Taking place in the ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ, from 10:30am-1:30pm on 12 August, the IYD event is being co-organized by UN DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. It will bring together young people, youth organizations, Member State representatives, civil society, and UN entities to discuss the issue of youth and mental-health in particular looking at issues such as the impact of stigma, discrimination and exclusion, on the local, country, and international levels.


Event Programme

Panellist Biographies

Report: Mental Health Matters: Social Inclusion of Youth with Mental Health Conditions

IYD Campaign Submissions Booklet: My Mental Health Matters


Following opening remarks by the Secretary-General and high-level representatives, performances by young artists will be held in an effort to explore a variety of interactive and informative ways to draw awareness to the issue. In addition panelists, including Catherine Bradshaw, Jordan Burnham and Alicia Raimundo, will talk about their own experiences with mental health conditions and the impact that speaking out and seeking support has had on their lives.

The event will officially launch the UN DESA publication Mental Health Matters: Social Inclusion of Youth with Mental Health Conditions.