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United Nations World Youth Report 2013
The United Nations is in the process of preparing its 2013 World Youth Report (WYR) on Youth Migration and Development. The Report will offer a multidimensional account and/or perspective of the life experiences of young migrants and young people affected by migration.
Wednesday 23rd January 2013 saw the launch of a 4 week online, interactive discussion platform aimed at bringing together young migrants and other young people affected by migration to share with us, and each other, their stories and experiences. We are looking to engage with young people aged between 15-35. Have ...
"When their rights are violated, when they are marginalized and excluded, migrants will be unable to contribute either economically or socially to the societies they have left behind or those they enter. However, when supported by the right policies and human rights protections, migration can be a force for good for individuals as well as for countries of origin, transit and destination."
Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon
Message for International Migrants Day
18 December 2011
International Migrants Day is annually held on December 18 to recognize the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide.
Each year the UN invites governments, organizations ...
The summer of 2012 has seen a number of groups hold seminars at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.
by Elodie de Bethmann
On Monday, July 30, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations had the pleasure of spending the day with members of The House of Hope Presbyterian Church of St. Paul, MN. The group joined us to learn more about human movement and related issues. We started the day with each seminar participant sharing her or his own family’s history of movement before being joined by our Ghanaian sisters and brothers from Trinity, Bethel, and Emmanuel Presbyterian Churches in New York. In the afternoon, we listened to the Ghanaians’ stories and how issues of human movement ...
Actually it was on the white board.
And it was pretty cool.
It has been a while since the board in our conference room has seen such creativity.
A group of six high school students (one of whom has actually graduated is "still a high schooler at heart") from Medina Presbyterian Church arrived on Monday for a seminar. Immigration in the United States was the topic they selected.
We adapted the order of the seminar a bit as thye arrived. We began by talking about the situation in South Kordofan, Sudan. Ryan Smith, Presbyterian ...