Every year, the 12th of August sees the commemoration of International Youth Day. Celebrations are organized each year to support the Day as a way to promote better awareness of the World Programme of Action for Youth.
A theme for the day is selected with input from youth organizations and members of the UN Inter-Agency Network in Youth development. It also organizes a commemoration of the Day at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Programme encourages youth around the world to organize activities to raise awareness about the situation of youth in their country. The theme for 2016 was "The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production."
The theme for 2017 is yet to be announced.