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WYR 2013 Acknowledgments

Acknowledgements

The Department acknowledges the contributions of the weekly guest moderators of the e-consultations, including Dyane Epstein, Ahmeda Mansaray-Richardson, Christopher Hoffman, Gavaza Maluleke, Miriam Finseth, Arpitha Upendra, Abby Generalia, Gianni Rosas, and Min Ji Kim. The Department would also like to thank Nuako Bandoh Betty, Lonneke van Zundert, and Laz Ude Eze, youth participants who contributed regularly to the e-consultations.

The Department would especially like to acknowledge the untiring effort of the editor of the Report, Terri Lore, who with her dedication and expertise was able to bring the entire report together into a coherent volume.

The Report benefited greatly from offline consultations with the following youth organizations/networks, youth representatives, and organizations working directly with young migrants: UNICEF Rural Voices of Youth, Sara Sadek, Sherif Arafa, and Wiaam Youssef.  The Department recognizes the efforts of organizations that helped create awareness within their networks about the various activities organized for the World Youth Report, including the Network of African Youth for Development, Youth Empowerment Synergy, World Assembly of Youth, Irish Times and International Coordination Meeting of Youth Organizations. Sabrina Willems and Laura Kim were resource volunteers who provided valuable support throughout the e-discussions.

The Department would like to express its appreciation to the following youth and youth organizhttp://www.unworldyouthreport.org/administrator/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&cid=113#ations for their photo contributions: Abdallah Bamahsoon, Daniel Arenas, Ivan Aleksic, Pawser Soe, Mohamed Keita, Beatrice Kabutakapua, Clare Mackenzie, Prasangani Dunuge, Rachid Yacoubi, Rut Perez, Syeda Anna, Markus Travnicek, and TakingITGlobal.

There were many others directly or indirectly involved in guiding and supporting efforts to develop the Report, and the Department extends its gratitude to them as well.

DISCLAIMER

The views expressed by youth in this Report are drawn from consultations and an online survey conducted in early 2013. The results of the consultations and survey are only representative of the respondents. They do not provide a statistically representative view of all migrant youth or young people affected by migration. Readers should be aware that the respondents were, for the most part, well-educated youth from higher socio-economic backgrounds with access to the Internet.

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