Session II: Global Solutions to Mitigating the Impact of Unauthorized and Refugee Migration on Youth

The rights of youth affected by unauthorized status in many countries around the world are being violated, with severe consequences for their well-being. This Paper will review what is known about the impact of unauthorized status on youth well-being in the context of economic migration as well as conflict-driven, refugee migration. Solutions will be reviewed based on specific evaluations for these populations, ranging from educational and socio-emotional learning interventions to advocacy and communications science, as well as public policy interventions. Evidence will be drawn from the regions of Middle East / North Africa, West Africa, North America and Europe.