Ciara Kenny

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The UN wants to hear your migration story

The United Nations is in the process of preparing a World Youth Report on migration and development, and is looking for Irish people aged 15-35 to contribute their personal stories and perspectives on how migration affects them.

Wed, Jan 23, 2013, 21:27

   

CIARA KENNY

The United Nations is in the process of preparing a World Youth Report on youth migration and development, and is looking for Irish people aged 15-35 to contribute their personal stories and perspectives on how migration affects them, as emigrants, return migrants or people left behind by family members or friends who have moved abroad.

For the next four weeks, young people are invited to complete an online survey, share their migration story, contribute photographs or pictures, and join an e-consultation, which will take on a new discussion topic each week led by a guest moderator.

They say: “Having young people participate directly through various activities will help us to ensure that the World Youth Report is based on the perspectives of those young people who continue to form a significant part of international migrants but have had limited opportunities to share their views on migration, its opportunities and challenges.”

The last report was carried out in 2011, and can be read here.