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State of World Population 2003

Making One Billion Count - Investing in Adolescents’ Health and Rights

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The largest generation of adolescents in history —1.2 billion kids—is preparing to enter adulthood in a rapidly changing world. This State of World Population Report examines the challenges and risks this generation faces and their impact on adolescents’ physical, emotional, and mental well-being. The Report focuses on HIV/AIDS, incomplete education, early marriage and child bearing; it stresses the need for youth to have more access to knowledge, increased opportunities, and wider choices so as to lead healthy and productive lives and to contribute fully to their communities. A wealth of statistics, graphs, indicators, and thorough analyses are included in the Report.

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Comprehensive programmes for adolescents

Action to address the critical challenges facing adolescents and young people is an urgent priority if social and economic development efforts are to succeed in alleviating poverty, curbing the AIDS pandemic, and empowering women and men to create a more equitable world. Investing in programmes to meet adolescents’ reproductive health needs, in particular, is essential.

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