23.01.2013 - UNESCO Office in New Delhi

National Conference on Youth Migration and Development

Today’s generation of youth — the largest the world has ever known, and the vast majority of whom live in developing countries — has unprecedented potential to advance the well-being of the entire human family.  

                      UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon’s message for International            Youth Day 2012

 The School of Youth Studies and Extension (SYSE), Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) and the Arunodhaya Migrants Initiatives (AMI), Chennai, with support of UNESCO, are jointly organizing the National Conference on Youth Migration and Development in Chennai on 8-9 February 2013 at RGNIYD campus.

The main objectives of the conference are to develop wider understanding on internal migration issues and provide platform to young research scholars and researchers to share their research findings on migration. The conference would also portray the need for support services to the young migrants and throw light on migration policy and the relevance of Millennium Development Goals with reference to migration.

The conference will have symposia, panel discussion, plenary session and thematic sessions on social inclusion of migrants, migration and sustainable development, migration and climate change and migration and human rights. UNESCO will contribute to the conference by sharing its findings on the phenomenon of internal migration in India with its most recent publications namely: 

  • UNESCO/UNICEF Policy Briefs:For a Better Inclusion of Internal Migrants in India, 2012
  • UNESCO/UNICEF National Workshop on Internal Migration and Human Development in India, 6–7 December 2011, Workshop Compendium, Vol. 1: Workshop Report, 2012
  • UNESCO/UNICEF National Workshop on Internal Migration and Human Development in India, 6–7 December 2011, Workshop Compendium, Vol. 2: Workshop Papers, 2012


Conference Concept Note




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