In 1998 the World Conference of Ministers responsible for Youth considered 12 August as International Youth Day. This officially took place on December 17, 1999, with UN General Assembly Resolution 54/120.
For the first time in Bulgaria, this day was celebrated in 2007.
International Youth Day gives an opportunity for young people to share their potential, to celebrate their achievements and to plan better ways to involve them in the development of our society.
The day is a field for youth initiatives, youth policies and for youth engagement on a global level.