World Bank International Essay Competition 2011
World Bank has invited essay comepetition on 'Youth Migration'. Young people are on the move. Improvements in transportation, technology development and increased international trade, as well as issues such as unemployment, war, health and economic hardship have prompted more young people to migrate within and across national borders in search of work, education and a better quality of life. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimates that young people between 15 and 30 years of age account for about one-third of all migrants. Nearly all young people are affected by migration in some way.
Some are migrants themselves or are considering migrating abroad or within their home country. Others experience migration through the departure of friends or family members, and still others, in receiving countries, encounter the political debate on immigration and integration policies in their country and may experience cohabitation with new immigrants. Young people are major stakeholders in migration and yet youth are largely absent in the debate on international migration policies and the effects of migration on development.
The World Bank International Essay Competition 2011 would like to hear your views on the opportunities, challenges and implications of youth migration. The essay competition is currently accepting essay and video entries on the topic of Youth Migration. Deadline is March 17, 2011. All entries must be submitted online: www.essaycompetition.org.
For more on the competition, readers are requested to visit http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=66306188127&ref=ts.
News: The Financial Express/Bangladesh/06 Feb 2011