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Challenges Facing World's 1.2 Billion Adolescents

April 25, 2012

On Tuesday, UNICEF released its first-ever report on the challenges facing the world's 1.2 billion people ages 10-19, a group comprising 18 percent of the global population. "Progress for Children: A Report Card on Adolescents" was issued to coincide with this week's meeting of the UN Commission on Population Development.

Among the key findings of the report:

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04.25.2012; Julie Steenhuysen




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