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2014 State of the World Population

The power of 1.8 billion: adolescents, youth and the transformation of the future.

Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive today, and because they are the shapers and leaders of our global future. They matter because they have inherent human rights that must be fulfilled. Yet, in a world of adult concerns, young people are often overlooked. This tendency cries out for urgent correction, because it imperils youth as well as economies and societies at large.

You can access the full report from the link SWOP2014