The United Nations Programme on Youth organized a 4-week e-discussion on youth employment -from 11 October to 7 November - to contribute directly to the online 2011 World Youth Report.
The e-discussion was intended to serve as a forum for young people and youth-led organizations to share their own views, experiences and recommendations on preparing for, entering, and remaining active in the labour market. Throughout each week, a broad theme was explored in depth from a social lens through diverse views and perspectives.
Many, many thanks to each and every one of you for your valuable contributions to the e-discussion! We have enjoyed following the conversations from week to week, and learned a great deal from your experiences and views. We look forward to reflecting these in the upcoming online World Youth Report!
In particular, we would like to extend tremendous thanks to our dedicated lead moderator, Sarah Huxley, for thoughtfully and attentively guiding us through the e-discussion. On behalf of Sarah and our team at UNDESA, we wish to also thank our distinguished weekly moderators for their insight and energy in delving into the weekly sub-themes. Additionally, we give special thanks to all of the dedicated volunteer resource persons (mentioned below by Sarah) who have actively contributed to this initiative through keeping the discussions flowing, translating posts, and spreading the word.
A BIG Thank you from the moderator, Sarah Huxley
And so the e-discussion on youth employment has come to an end. For me personally it has been a truly dynamic and engaging experience.
Many thanks to all of you who have individually contributed from all corners of the globe!
On behalf of the focal point on youth team within UN DESA and myself, we have several people that deserve a special mention…
All the Volunteer Moderators:
In addition, we would like to thank several resource volunteers, who kept the discussions flowing and/or provided translations throughout the four weeks. These individuals are:
Finally, there were some very committed individuals who were present throughout the duration of the e-discussion, continually sharing and contributing their thoughts. These included:
Keep following the International Year of Youth Facebook page for details on the forthcoming 2011 World Youth report.
In the mean time, wishing you all the very best with your futures,