World Youth Report 2007
Date de publication : 12-05-2008
The theme of the World Youth Report 2007 is “ Young
People’s Transition to Adulthood: Progress and Challenges ”.
The World Youth Report 2007 focuses on challenges in youth development in
the following world regions: Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa,
Middle East and North Africa, Small Island developing States, Countries
with economies in transition and Developed market economies.
The Report finds that the 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24
years in 2007 – who constitutes 18 per cent of the world population-- are
the best educated youth generation in history and are a tremendous resource
for national development.
However, more than ten years after the General Assembly emphasized that
States should “provide its young people with opportunities for obtaining
education, for acquiring skills and for participating fully in all aspects
of society”, the Report also finds that youth development in all world
regions continues to be constrained by persistent obstacles at the
community, national and international levels.
The Report calls on policy makers to focus on developing young people’s
capacities through greater investment in areas such as education, health
and skills training and to provide and protect opportunities for young
people to participate in development as a matter of priority.