The increasing prominence of the youth bulge in most urban areas presents a unique opportunity, as they represent the most dynamic human resource available. Their numbers today are larger than at any point in human history. Yet this group suffers the most from urban unemployment and often feels that they lack equal access to opportunities. This is especially acute in developing countries, which have a relatively youthful population that must be mobilised to realise greater economic and social development goals.

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ISBN Series Number: 978-92-1-133400-5
ISBN: 978-92-1-132504-1
HS Number: 089/12E
Series Title: State of Youth Reports
Pages: 100
Year: 2013
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
Co-Publisher : - Not available -
Languages: English
Themes: Youth, Social Inclusion
Branch/Office: Urban Economy Branch