Today is the international youth day with the theme “Youth civic engagement”. What is this about civic engagement? Civic engagement is very important for the development of a nation, meaning that citizens are actively participating in the life of a community in order to improve its conditions. Citizen participation may involve public concerns, needs and values being considered during decision making especially by the government. For this year’s theme, the United Nations is not just stressing civic engagement but rather Youth civic engagement. Youth civic engagement seeks to engage young people in democracy. Through these initiatives, young people make valuable contributions to social change in their communities and across the nation. Young people participate in community projects, leadership and advocacy through which they can develop their communities.
Achieving sustainable human development is the top importance of Youth civic engagement which also leads to reduced risky behavior that some youth do…
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