The power of 1.8 billion

Never before has there been such a large population of young people in the world.

UNFPA: Omar Gharzeddine
While her husband holds their youngest child, Twesigye Christente waits to receive a long-acting contraceptive at a Ugandan health centre in June 2012.
Dianne Stewart, Sandeep Prasad
Published: Wednesday, 11/26/2014 12:00 am EST

In Ottawa to launch the State of World Population Report last week, the United Nations Population Fund looked at what is needed to unleash the vast potential and untapped resources of the world’s population of young people, a booming 1.8 billion.

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