Today, we celebrate International Youth Day with the theme of Intergenerational Solidarity. This year’s theme explores how intergenerational solidarity can help us build a better future together.
Intergenerational solidarity refers to cooperation between people of different ages for the benefit of all. The concept is founded on the principle that solidarity across generations is essential for sustainable development. A sustainable future starts with healthy intergenerational relationships.
At Dutum, we believe that the world must leverage the full potential of all generations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Achieving intergenerational solidarity requires us to adopt a participatory approach that recognizes the importance of diversity within our generations and across them. Diversity contributes to innovation and new ideas. It reduces marginalization, inequality, and injustice.
At Dutum, we are committed to creating a world for the younger generation by providing them meaningful opportunities to take part in decision-making processes and making them active participants in all innovation processes. Through mentorship and internship opportunities, which connect the youths with older adults who can share their experience and wisdom, we have taken action to build better relationships between generations.
The possibilities are endless when all generations come together because they create space for new ideas while maintaining their own cultures and traditions. At Dutum, we believe that we must collaborate to foster effective and equitable intergenerational relations and partnerships to ensure no one is left behind.