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To solicit youth perspectives on migration, the United Nations Focal Point on Youth is organizing a 5 week (from 23 January – 6 March 2013) consultative process with young migrants and other young people affected by migration. Interactive consultations, via online platforms, surveys, social media, and direct outreach to young migrants via email and through organizations working on youth migration issues will be harnessed to ensure that the consultation reaches relevant young people. These consultations will commence on the 23rd January 2013.

The key issues to be discussed during the weekly e-consultations (from 23 January – 6 March 2013) include:

The various questions that will be discussed will enable young people contribute their personal stories and perspectives on how migration affects them.

Each week we will invite a guest moderator to drive the discussion with a lead moderator. He/She kicks of the discussion each day with a new question linked to the week’s theme.  Once the question is posted, you are free to join in, tell us what you think, talk to each other, and tell us what really matters. We don't just want your answers; we want to get you interacting and promote a real discussion on the issue at hand.

How to participate in the e-consultation

  • Regularly visit the weekly discussions page during the 4 week e-consultation period from 23 January – 24 February 2013. To visit the relevant discussion page, please follow these easy steps:
    • Log on to : www.unworldyouthreport.org  and click on the “HAVE YOUR SAY IN 2013” menu
    • Follow the “Join the e-consultation” menu and click on the relevant week’s discussion (for example Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5)
  • Read the background information to understand the context of the issue and respond to questions that will be posted daily. Each day of the week the United Nations Focal Point on Youth shall post 2-3 questions which we will encourage you to share your perspectives on issue being discussed.
  • To share your comments, you can log in with your Facebook, Twitter or Gmail account. Alternatively you can sign up with your email account either Yahoo or others via Disqus.
  • After the above steps you are now set to type and send us your comments or responses.
  • Since we want to capture the voices of youth, we encourage you to share your personal experiences in responding to the questions for the week, especially if you are a young migrant, return migrant or a child/relative of a migrant.
  • Whenever you post a comment please add your Name (first name & initial of last name if preferred), Age, Sex, Country and Youth Organization (if any).
  • We welcome comments in Spanish and French. We have installed a Google translator on this website for participants who would like to translate information on this website (see above).
  • For technical issues, please write to  us at : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line UN World Youth Report: Youth Migration

Organizations working at the national, regional and global levels will be contacted. If you or your organization is interested in collaborating with us in spreading the word about this consultation, conducting field surveys with our questionnaires and engaging young migrants to get their voices heard through our consultative processes, please email us at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line : UN World Youth Report : Youth Migration.

4-5 young people who demonstrate active participation in the e-consultations will be invited to participate in a Google+ Hangout with expert panelists. So get ready to be as active!

 


 


Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2013 00:28

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The UN Focal Point on Youth aims to build awareness of the global situation of young people, as well as promote their rights and aspirations, working toward greater participation of young people in decision-making as a means for achieving peace and development.

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