|Feb. 25, 2019 -- Young people aged between 15 and 24 stood at 1.2 billion across the world, accounting for 16 percent of the whole population, and their active participation in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are critical to the realization of the development goals, according to the World Youth Report on “Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” published Wednesday by the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
The report said the youth plays an important role in addressing problems such as climate change, unemployment, poverty, gender inequality and conflicts. Although they have great potentials, they are faced with difficulties in education and employment. 142 million high-school-age youth globally are still deprived of education.
The report also elaborates on how to advance youth development with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other youth policies.
By: Shi Dongdong