The Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) and Qatar Youth Hostels (QYH) are set to hold a public event on August 12 to mark the International Youth Day 2017, it was announced.
The celebration, observed annually on August 12 based on a resolution of the United Nations’ General Assembly in December 1999, is themed is “Youth Building Peace” this year.
The celebrations in Doha are supported by QYH, Al Ahli Sports Club, Soul Riders Qatar, and 0974, a youth group of Qatar University students.
QRCS noted that a public seminar will be held to discuss the role of youth in building peace, which will be attended by guest speakers from QRCS, QYH, Qatar’s Ministry of Culture and Sports, National Human Rights Committee, Reach Out To Asia, Unesco, and foreign embassies and communities in Qatar.
“This year’s celebrations involve events around the world to emphasise the role of young people in preventing conflict, enforcing social transformation and integration, and promoting social justice and sustainable peace,” QRCS secretary general Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi said at a press conference yesterday.
Also present were by QYH executive manager engineer Mohamed bin Mahdi al-Yami, Unesco representative for the Arab States of the Gulf and Yemen and Doha director Anna Paolini, and Soul Riders Qatar founder Khaled al-Hammadi.
“Qatar is a great example of peace, co-existence, and social harmony in the world. This reflects on its widely evident stability, security, and prosperity, thanks to the energy of its youth, the wisdom of its seniors, and the efforts of its prominent statesmen and institutions under the leadership of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani,” he added.
QRCS organises many educational trainings and volunteering courses for young women and men, according to al-Hammadi.
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