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International Youth Day celebrated in Russia and abroad

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International Youth Day celebrated in Russia and abroad


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International Youth Day is celebrated on Wednesday, August, 12. It was established by the UN General Assembly two decades ago, the Parlamentskaya Gazeta writes. On this day, various events are held to remind about the role of young people in the development and building of peace, and everyday problems that stand in their way.

According to the UN classification, youth include people from 10 to 24 years old. Their number around the world is approaching two billion. Most young people live in Asian countries.

In our country, the number of young people in this age category exceeds 21 million, which is 15% of the Russian population.
Within the framework of the amendments to the Constitution, norms on youth policy were introduced into the Basic Law of the country for the first time. It indicates that it is the subject of joint jurisdiction of the federal and regional authorities.

The new draft law in Russia consolidates the concepts of "youth", "young family", "youth policy". The text of the document notes that young people are people aged 14 to 35 years. There are 37 million of them in Russia.

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