International Youth Day stresses mental health

International Youth Day was observed on August 2, with the underlining theme of “Youth and Mental Health”.
“Mongolia has a very young population. Nearly 50 percent of the population is under the age of 25. Then it becomes critical that young people’s issues are freely addressed in government programs, programs that NGOs have, private sector programs and so forth. Mental health is one of those issues that has not yet received good attention, in those respected programs,” Naomi Kitahara, representative for the UN Population Fund, told the UB Post.
International Youth Day was endorsed by the U.N. General Assembly in December 1999, through a recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in August 1998.
This year’s International Youth Day seeks to raise awareness of negative labels, stigma and discrimination that are often experienced as a result of mental health conditions.
Naomi Kitahara noted that the U.N. will continue to provide support to the Government of Mongolia to address issues faced by young people in Mongolia, and to include a full package of services for youth in government programs, including mental health, reproductive health and gender related issues.



Short URL: http://ubpost.mongolnews.mn/?p=11300

Posted by on Aug 13 2014. Filed under breaking news, Community. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

+ 1 = 8

Recently Commented

  • Oyun: www.theblueeconomy.org
  • Honheree: It is a sad and awful sight to see so many animals dead from dzuds. These have happened in the past and since 2004 there have...
  • Harvey Dent: Mongolia does not get 476,000 tourists a year. Its gets 476,000 arrivals, most of these are Chinese construction workers....
  • Honheree: It is good but unusual that a Mongolian is so forthright. I am D. Ganbold will be criticised by Mongolians for telling the...
  • Honheree: Be thankful Mongolia is so cheap. In USA lamb in stores costs 69,281 MNT /kg and sirloin which is cheaper cut of beef is...