International Youth Day celebrates girls

International Year of the Youth

As the International Year of the Youth comes to an end, a day-long event featuring young women and girls keen on addressing global challenges and concerns took place at United Nations headquarters in New York.

Called the UN International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration Day, the event provided a motivational forum for more than 200 girls and young women who have played leadership roles in their communities.

UN Youth Champion Monique Coleman and Begona Lasagabaster from UN Women also joined in the celebrations.

Ms. Lasagabaster told the young women gathered how important they were.

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