In addition to participating in the conference, which took place in Vienna from 26-28 February 2013, ViA was asked by the conference organizers to co-moderate the online discussion forum on the topic of “Migration, Integration, and Mobility” in the run-up to the conference. Shortly before the event, ViA was asked to present a summary of the “Migration, Integration, and Mobility” online discussion and to moderate one of the breakout sessions at the Youth Event. The breakout sessions worked towards recommendations that were documented by the UNAOC and presented at the Global Forum to government, civil society and business leaders. ViA is excited to have had the great opportunity to exchange with other young people from around the world and the chance to contribute to the success of the conference and to having the voice of the youth heard by our leaders!
To read the recommendations of the youth and access additional documentation of the event, click here!
To access full documentation of the Youth and Global Forums, including the Vienna Declaration, the concept paper, conference booklets, and some of the speeches (incl. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, outgoing UN High Representative to the UNAOC and former President of Portugal Jorge Sampaio, Austrian President Heinz Fischer, and the Emir of Quatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani), click here and then select the desired drop-down tabs under “Documentation”!
For more information on the conference (Youth Forum und Global Forum), please visit the official homepage of the conference.
Here is another video from the youth event. The first 1m30s is a silent montage of impressions from the event. At 1m30s a number of the youth recommendations are shown.