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THE UN IN IRAQ ON FACEBOOK – A PLATFORM FOR THE YOUTH VOICE
In recent years, social media has opened up a vast world of opportunity for interaction and interconnectedness, particularly amongst the young. Since September 2012, the UN in Iraq has built a steady and engaged following through its Facebook page, with over 3,000 subscribed followers. Approximately 75 percent of the UN in Iraq’s Facebook ‘Likes’ come from users under the age of 34, and youth issues feature frequently in the content.
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Joint Message on the occasion of the World Teachers’ Day
A Call for Teachers!
5  October 2013
Teachers hold the keys to a better future for all. They inspire, challenge and empower innovative and responsible global citizens. They get children into school, keep them there and help them learn. Every day, they help to build the inclusive knowledge societies we need for tomorrow and the century ahead. On this World Teachers’ Day, we join forces to thank teachers and to call for more, better trained and supported teachers. Nothing can replace a good teacher. Evidence shows that teachers, their professional knowledge and skills are the most important factor for quality education.
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UNAMI-Hosted Training on UPR Preparation Techniques
UNAMI Human Rights Office organized a 2-day training course for civil society human rights activists across the country on the mechanism and techniques of writing Iraq’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report of which 10 pages are dedicated for civil societies as report stakeholders.
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Art for Peace: a call from Iraqi youth to political leaders
Peace brought together artists and politicians today at the Council of Representatives (CoR).  A group of young Iraqi artists, sponsored by UNAMI, offered a mural representing their hope for a peaceful Iraq to political leaders, as a reminder of their commitment to peace.
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MORE RESPONSIBILITIES THAN JUST BEING A STUDENT: IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW

By Tigist Girma Gebresilassie, UNHCR

Meet Haliz, a 16-year-old Syrian refugee girl living in Domiz camp in Dohuk, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Haliz, together with her parents and younger brothers, came to Iraq from war-torn Syria five months ago. She dropped out of school in the 11th grade, when she fled from her hometown of Qamishlio.

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SYRIAN REFUGEE YOUTH IN IRAQ: ENSURING THEY THRIVE DESPITE ADVERSITY

By UNHCR

Youth have always made up a large component of the population covered by UNHCR’s mandate and activities. As refugee youth needs are diverse, multiple programmes – including child protection, education, livelihood and civic engagement – have traditionally incorporated youth. In fact, in a recent global UNHCR survey [hyperlink, see link in footnotes], more than 70 percent of UNHCR field staff reported that they worked directly or indirectly with youth across various sectors. [1]
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IOM SUPPORT FOR YOUNG MIGRANTS
IOM directly supports young migrants and youths in communities affected by migration through various nationwide programs. Under the flagship U.S. Government-funded Community Revitalization Program (CRP), IOM focuses on communities with high numbers of IDPs and returnees in order to ease the pressures attached to migration inflows as well as to assist the integration of these vulnerable populations into the local community.
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YOUTH PERSPECTIVES ON MIGRATION IN IRAQ
In January 2013, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in coordination with the British Government, began to answer an important question: what do youth in Iraq think about migration? With support from the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, IOM surveyed nearly 3,000 potential migrants, irregular migrants, and returnees in Iraq, as well as a small percentage of Iraqi migrants living irregularly in the UK. IOM focused on young males, between the ages of 18 and 35, and derived insights into youth perspectives on migration in Iraq.
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UNITED NATIONS MAKES URGENT CALL ON GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT AND EMPOWER IRAQI YOUTH
The UN in Iraq marked International Youth Day with a call for action. “It is sad that many young Iraqis see a visa to emigrate as their best option for a better life,” said Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Gyorgy Busztin.
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YOUTH MIGRATION: MOVING DEVELOPMENT FORWARD
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on International Youth Day, 12 August 2013

This year’s observance of International Youth Day focuses on the issue of youth migration.  Of the annual total of some 214 million international migrants, young people constitute more than 10 per cent, yet too little is known about their struggles and experiences.
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