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Headquartered in Boston, BSA works globally with governments, businesses, academic institutions and civil society organizations
to implement programs in line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the UN Global Compact 10 Principles.
Join is on 11th of August 2018
The theme for International Youth Day 2018 is Safe Spaces for Youth. Click on the photo to see
more info about the event.
Boston Sustainability Advising and Gallery Sitka are organizing celebration
of IYD in one of the USA cities, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, because youth need safe spaces where they can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate
in decision making processes and freely express themselves.
While there are many types of spaces, safe spaces ensure the dignity and safety of youth. Safe spaces such as civic spaces enable youth to engage in governance issues; public spaces afford
youth the opportunity to participate in sports and other leisure activities in the community; digital spaces help youth interact virtually across borders with everyone; and well planned physical
spaces can help accommodate the needs of diverse youth especially those vulnerable to marginalization or violence.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, specifically Goal 11, emphasizes the need for the provision of space
towards inclusive and sustainable urbanization. Furthermore, the New Urban Agenda (NUA) reiterates the need for public spaces for youth to enable them to interact with family and have constructive
inter-generational dialogue. Additionally, the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) which is the UN framework for youth development, prioritizes the provision of “leisure activities” as
essential to the psychological, cognitive and physical development of young people. As more and more youth grow in a technologically connected world, they aspire to engage deeper in political, civic
and social matters, and the availability and accessibility of safe spaces becomes even more crucial to make this a reality.