Education is a fundamental human right and the bedrock of sustainable development: it contributes to all three dimensions of sustainable development – social, economic, and environment - and underpins governance, peace and security .
In 2013, there were around 74.5 million unemployment young people globally. About 600 million new jobs would need to be created in the next ten years to absorb the current number of unemployed and the 40 million new labour market entrants, mostly young peo ple, every year.
Out of the 842 million hungry people I the world, nearly 200 million are youth. Youth account for 23.5 percent of the world’s working poor. Of the 1.2 billion youth in the world, almost 88 percent live in developing countries(60 percent in Asia and 18 percent in Africa),
Today’s adolescents and youth, ages 10 to 24 constitute over one quarter of the global population. About 90% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. Most are healthy compared to other age groups, but they also face risks as they mature, explore the world around them and develop new capacities.
Statistics point to higher numbers of young people in the world today than ever before. Also the Global projections suggest that nearly all of the demographic expansion of the next 30 years will be concentrated in urban areas.
Waste management is an integral part of environmental protection and management.
One in four people on the planet live in areas affected by fragility, conflict or large scale organized criminal violence. It is widely recognized and accepted that violent conflicts impede developmental progress and the achievement of the MDG’s.
Youth comprise 25% of the world’s population. As they make the transition to adulthood, young women and men shape, further develop and deploy their human and social capital
In recent decades, youth voter rates and memberships in civic associations in high - income countries have consistently declined, while globally young people are less likely to vote than adults.
Today, young people aged 10 - 24 represent the largest generation in history, 1.8 billion, and comprise a diverse group with different needs and aspirations that vary across and within regions.
The largest generation of young people in history faces unprecedented difficulties in the exercise of their human rights by virtue of being young:
Inequality in society is not a new phenomenon. If left unchecked it can undermine the very foundations of development and social and domestic peace.
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) as the leading organization with a global mandate to promote gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment calls for a specific commitment to achieving gender equality,
This brief has been developed to inform proceedings at the World Conference on Youth 2014: Mainstreaming youth in the post-2015 development agenda (6th - 10th May 2014). It aims to provide a brief overview on marginalized youth as defined by the WYC.