Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

On the occassion of the International Youth Day (IYD) on 12 August the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites media to attend a youth-led day jointly prepared with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva.

When 12 August, 10:00am - 13:30 pm

Ecumenical Centre, 150 Route de Ferney, Geneva

Xanthi Morfi, WCC Communication Officer
e-mail:, mobile phone: +41 79 373 26 48

Youth are the future of the church, and they are great advocates for Christian unity. The WCC wants to empower young Christians to liven up the ecumenical movement, celebrating on the day their gifts and addressing the common concerns and challenges of the young people around the world.

This year's IYD theme is: “Transforming Education”

The sub-themes with TED-style talks and round table discussions will include:

  • Climate justice
  • Gender justice
  • Higher education & employment
  • Radical extremism
  • Migration & refugee crises

The youth-led day of worship and activities will be open to the media and public.

Light-lunch will will be offered at 13.30, Ecumenical Centre lobby


Learn more about the programme

Livestreaming link

Learn more about the event- "Share the spirit of International Youth Day" WCC press release 8 August 2019