A country's level of human development reflects its investments one or two decades earlier and a true measure of a nation’s standing is how well it attends to its children. Investing in children and youth, in their health and safety, their material security, their education and socialization, and their sense of being loved, valued, and included is critical.
Adolescent Health and Development
The world's population of young people is the largest in history. About one-third are below the age of 18. Ninety percent live in developing countries. New epidemics are making young people worldwide increasingly vulnerable. [Read more]
Unemployment increases the exposure of youth to many social and economic risks, particularly in poor and conflict-affected countries. [read more]
The well-being of millions of children continues to be compromised. Increasingly large numbers become orphans, street children, refugees, victims of war and emergencies, migrant workers, or abused and exploited. [read more]