We are pleased to inform you that the 2013 World Youth Report (WYR) will address youth migration concerns. This forthcoming Report will attempt to offer a multidimensional account or perspective of the life experiences of the young migrants and young people affected by migration by highlighting some of their concerns, challenges and successes.
Following the positive experience of the 2011 WYR, the WYR 2013 will also be an online interactive publication (see www.unworldyouthreport.org). Starting January 21, 2013 the UN Focal Point on Youth will organize a number of interactive activities (i.e. survey and youth migration consultations, Google+Hangout with young people and experts, etc.) that will aim at allowing young migrants and other youth affected by migration to share their experiences on migration.
As many of you may know, the United Nations will be organizing the 2nd High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in October 2013. The WYR report can offer young people, youth-led organizations and young migrants as well as policy-makers, academia and the general public a youthful perspective on the challenges and opportunities that migration presents for young people.
We would like to invite you to collaborate with us in the development of the Report by:·
Providing us contact details of potential young people and youth-led civil society organizations working on migration issues, whom we could contact directly or involve in the various activities that will be organized. Alternatively you could forward this message to youth organizations, asking them to contact us directly at boampongm@...;
· Sharing through your social media platforms any information pertaining to the activities that will be organized as part of the WYR preparations (i.e. survey and youth migration consultations, Google+Hangout, etc.).
To facilitate this work please find attached a draft concept note that has been prepared to lay out details pertaining to the WYR 2013.
We will be most grateful if you can respond to this request by Thursday, 17 January 2013 (COB).
Thank you for your attention on this. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further clarifications.
With best wishes,
Focal Point of Youth