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The theme of the World Youth Report 2013 is ‘Youth and Migration’. The report will address youth migration from a youth viewpoint, accommodating young peoples’ concerns over migration from their own perspectives, based on their own experiences, and in their own voices. For this purpose, the United Nations Focal Point on Youth of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs invites young people between the ages of 15 and 35 to share their views on the opportunities, challenges, and the impacts of migration on them.
Young people are invited to participate in many of the online interactive activities including:
PSI believes that migration should be a choice and not the only option for survival. Migration is in the first place about work and employment – and that means that it is of utmost concern for trade unions. Decent working conditions, wages, accessible training are important to young workers, whether they migrate or not. PSI has produced a brief note which lists some of the concerns about youth and migration.
PSI has consultative status with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and will therefore be involved in this process.