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International Youth Day- 12 August

Aug 13, 2013 11:16 IST

International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations to be observed on 12th August every year. This year’s observance of International Youth Day focuses on the issue of youth migration.

The theme for 2013 is Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward.

The United Nations General Assembly on 17 December 1999 declared the 12 August as the International Youth Day by endorsing UN resolution 54/120.

About the theme

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.

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