Join the Youth Hub Africa 2013 International Youth Day Twittter Conference -12 Aug: “Youth Migration, Moving Development Forward”

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We shall join the Youth Hub Africa for the International Youth Day Twitter Conference by 3pm GMT! Be a part of it!

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

The theme of I is “Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward .”

Young people make up a significant share of the global number of international migrants. In 2010, there were an estimated 27 million international young migrants. While migration can often offer valuable opportunities and contribute to the development of communities and society at large, it can also pose risks and lead to unacceptable situations, including discrimination and exploitation.

The 2013 observance of International Youth Day will raise awareness of the opportunities and risks associated with youth migration, share knowledge and information stemming from recent research and analysis on this topic, and engage young people in discussions on their migration experiences.

We shall join the Youth Hub Africa for the International Youth Day Twitter Conference by 3pm GMT! Be a part of it!

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