Globally, the International Youth Day (IYD), marked every 12th August, is not only meant to honor youth around the globe but also take stock of the crucial contribution of the youth to the global economy and development, replicated in the way youth around the world support their communities in achieving much needed progress in varied sectors. The day also highlights the challenges youths encounter around the world including issues of unemployment, non-inclusion in policy making processes and programs and the effect of unstable and violent conflict affected societies. In marking this year’s International Youth Day with the theme – Youth Engagement for Global Action, Arigatou International — End Child Poverty demonstrated how to meaningfully engage the youth in building better world for children, to achieve local, national and global action. Specifically, it partnered and supported important youth activities in Africa organized and coordinated by Youth In Action (regional networks established and supported by End Child Poverty and other partnering organisations) and the African Children and Youth Network for Human Rights /Réseau des Enfants et Jeunes Africains pour les Droits Humains (REJADH). These youths led various processes, activities and events in their communities within the thematic areas of peacebuilding, gender equality, ending poverty, while relating them to the IYD’s theme.