Chosen Panelist 'IYC Chapter Leader United Arab Emirates' for International Youth Day 2013 "Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward”

"It is important to emphasize the positive contribution young migrants make to societies of origin, transit and destination – economically and by enriching the social and cultural fabric. Most work hard to earn a living and improve their circumstances. The remittances they send to support families in their home countries are a major contributor to economies worldwide."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The theme of International Youth Day 2013 "Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward” provided Simran Vedvyas -IYC Chapter Leader United Arab Emirates with an opportunity to participate as one of the panelists at the 2013 observance of International Youth Day at the United Nations Headquarter.

The Purpose was to 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 engaging as a youth in the discussions on the migration experiences.  (http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/index.shtml ).

In today's world of Globalization It's even more important as a Youth to understand the Opportunities and Risks associated with any decision taken.

The Government Policies for the Immigrants and Migrated Nationals are vital in Moving the 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.

United Nations International Youth Day 2013

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