August 12, 2021 3 min read

International Youth Day

The theme of International Youth Day 2021 is "Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health," intending to highlight that the success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people.

It has been acknowledged that there is a need for inclusive support mechanisms that ensure youth continue to amplify efforts collectively and individually to restore the planet and protect life while integrating biodiversity in the transformation of food systems.

Quick Facts About International Youth Day:


  1. The Road to 2030

The theme for 2016 is "The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production".


  1. Eradicating poverty

International youth day will focus on young people's leading role in eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development through sustainable consumption and production.


  1. Themes

International youth day themes have ranged from high unemployment rate and poor working conditions to youth civic engagement and youth and mental health.


  1. Started in Lisbon, 1998

International youth day was first celebrated on August 12, 2000, after the UN General Assembly passed a resolution accepting the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in Lisbon in 1998.


  1. Traditions of the day

International Youth Day gives a platform to the voices of the youth. It engages youngsters and aims to take initiatives and actions that will increase opportunities for them. 

Let’s Start Drawing for International Youth Day


In this tutorial we used the following supplies:

  • Pencil B
  • Colored pencils
    • brown
    • dark brown
    • yellow
    • orange
    • beige
    • red-orange
    • dark blue
    • light green
    • purple
    • light blue
    • red
    • pink
    • burgundy
    • ocher


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International Youth Day


Step 1. We begin the construction with the help of circles; we outline the location of the heads, and from them we draw the middle lines. (Pencil B)

International Youth Day 2021

Step 2. Next, using lines and circles, outline the shoulder girdles and arms of the guys. (Pencil B)

Youth Day

Step 3. Based on the construction line, we begin drawing the figures: hair, hands, clothes, etc. (Pencil B)

Worldwide Youth Day

Step 4. Remove all unnecessary construction lines and draw the faces of the guys. (Pencil B)

Worldwide Youth Day 2021

 Step 5. We turn to coloring and at the beginning we make the general tone of all the shapes. For the skin and hair of the guys on the sides, we use brown and dark brown, respectively, and for the girl in the center, beige and yellow. For pants and a skirt, we use dark blue, for a guy's shirt, light green, and for a girl, orange, for a dress, red-orange and purple for a rim. (Colored pencils brown, dark brown, yellow, orange, beige, red-orange, dark blue, light green, purple)

International Youth Day

Step 6. We begin a more detailed elaboration of color with the clothes. On a light green shirt, we strengthen the color and make the shadows green, on the red-orange dress we also intensify the color and add red shadows, on the orange shirt we make the light areas yellow, and the dark orange ones, on the rim we make the light parts purple, and the dark ones purple. On the pants and skirt, we intensify the dark blue color, and on the white parts of the clothes we make the shadows blue. (Colored pencils light green, green, dark blue, light blue, yellow, orange, red-orange, red, purple, purple)


Young people day

Step 7. Moving on to working on the guys' skin and hair. For the boy and girl on the sides, use brown for the lighter parts and dark brown for the eyeshadows and for the skin and hair. The eyes and mouth are black and the blush is burgundy. For the girl's hair in the middle, use yellow and ocher for the shadows, pink for the blush, and brown for the shadows on the skin. (Colored pencils brown, dark brown, pink, burgundy, yellow, ocher)


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