August 12: International Youth Day

International Youth Day was observed across the world on August 12, 2013

The theme for 2013 was Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward. The theme concentrates on the issue of youth migration.

International migrants comprise major number of Young people. In 2010, there were around 27 million international young migrants. Migration can often provide valuable opportunities and add to the development of communities and society but it can also pose risks and lead to unacceptable situations including discrimination and exploitation. The day was observed to raise awareness about the opportunities and risks associated with youth migration.



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