12 August every year sees the commemoration of International Youth Day. International Youth Day 2013 will be celebrated under the theme: ‘Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward.’
Not only will we be encouraging young people across the world to celebrate the Day by focusing on the topic of youth migration but we will be using the Day as an opportunity to launch the 2013 World Youth Report!
Why Youth & Migration?
Youth are recognized as one of the most mobile social groups in the context of migration – they form about 30% of international migrants! Yet very little is known about the livelihood struggles and opportunities that migration presents for young migrants and other youth who are affected by migration. We need to raise awareness about the situation of these young people as well as the role of youth-led organizations in addressing migration issues!
The ILO Global Trends in Youth Labour Migration report, which presents findings from research conducted in nine different countries and at the level of two regions on the motivations and experiences of young people who leave their home countries in search of employment and the policy implications from these trends, will also be launched on this day.
What can you do on International Youth Day?
To commemorate the Day, you are encouraged to organize events or activities in your community. Please share your commemoration with the world! Send in a description of your planned activities to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The most creative activities will be featured on the United Nations website to provide a sense of how International Youth Day is being celebrated around the world!
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