Monday, 12 August 2013

2013 International Youth Day

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 International Youth Day 2013 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 issue of migration is one of that affects  mostly the younger generations.In Africa especially where there is so much underdevelopment,lack of good governance and political instability,young people prefer to migrate to developed countries seeking for greener pastures and caring less of consequencies or what they might face in their host countries.Migration affects several MDGS Poverty reduction, health and gender/women empowerment
Lets empower the youth so as to achieve the MDGS...

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