There are more than one billion young people worldwide aged between 15 and 24, representing the largest cohort that has ever had to progress from childhood to adulthood. Almost 87 per cent of them live in developing countries (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, 2011). As many as 123 million of this generation, 61 percent of them girls, were reported to be illiterate in 2011 (UIS, 2013).
- Author/Editor: UIL
Youth Matters: Equipping Vulnerable Young People with Literacy and Life Skills - UIL Policy Brief 2
- UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2013
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