UNICEF Migration & UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) - Intermediate level


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COMMITTEE UNICEF Migration & UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

TOPIC AREA The impact of migration on minors, providing for generation 2025 with declining resources

DELEGATE Scholastica Asyana Prasetio

According to United Nations Population Fund, the last 10 years has seen the largest-ever population of young people. In 2010, there were 1.82 billion people between the ages of 10 and 24; today, that number is 1.80 billion. Most populous countries with highest number of young people are countries in development; meanwhile the developed countries have decreased number thanks to the maintenance in medical and healthcare sector which affects higher life expectancy and lower fertility. World governance had tried many solutions to slow down the world’s population growth, or, at least, to distribute population equally. For examples, developing rural areas, opening more job fields at certain regions, and forcing migration.

The word ‘migration’ itself rooted from Latin word ‘migrātiō’. Migration means ‘The movement of a person or a group of persons, either across an international border, or within a State. It is a population movement, encompassing any kind of movement of people, whatever its length, composition and causes; it includes migration of refugees, displaced persons, economic migrants, and persons moving for other purposes, including family reunification’. Beside the government’s acts, the other reasons why people migrate internationally or internally are affected by se...