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Mental Health Matters: Art Exhibition, Cultural show and Discussion Seminar – UN Agencies commemorated Int’l Youth Day

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Dhaka, 12 August 2014: Mental Health issues always ignored in our society and a large proportion of young persons are experiencing mental health problems globally, especially countries like Bangladesh. Quoting a new UN publication the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in his 2014 Int’l Youth Day (IYD) Message that ‘20 per cent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition each year’. The theme of this year’s IYD is ‘Mental Health Matters’ and slogan is ‘Youth and Mental Health’. Highlighting the theme of IYD, UNIC Dhaka with the partnership of UNFPA, UNV and Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF) organized an Art Exhibition, Discussion and Cultural events at BPF auditorium on 12 August 2014. UN Resident Coordinator a.i, UNFPA Representative and Chairperson of UN Adolescent and Youth Group Ms Argentina Matavel Piccin opened the art exhibition and spoke in the discussion seminar as chief guest. The Officer-in-Charge of UNIC Dhaka M. Moniruzzaman delivered introductory speech and read-out UN Secretary-General’s Message on the Day while Principal of Kalyani Inclusive School, BPF Anuja Begum presided over the session. A dance and music was arranged, participated by BPF autistic children. A social media campaign with the artwork of Emon – an autistic youth also began last week.