09.08.2013 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

UNESCO message for the International Youth Day

Message from Ms Irina Bokova,Director-General of UNESCO,on the occasion of International Youth Day 12 August 2013.

Young people account for nearly one third of international migrants today. Migration is changing the world map and the face of modern society. It has enormous potential for the rapprochement of peoples, intercultural dialogue and development. However, it raises immense challenges in terms of exclusion, poverty, exploitation and discrimination.

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