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Adolescence, an Age of Opportunity

2011

Adolescence, an Age of Opportunity

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This report was published by United Nations Children’s Fund.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:

This report catalogues, in heart-wrenching detail, the array of dangers adolescents face: the injuries that kill 400,000 of them each year; early pregnancy and childbirth, a primary cause of death for teenage girls; the pressures that keep 70 million adolescents out of school; exploitation, violent conflict and the worst kind of abuse at the hands of adults.

It also examines the dangers posed by emerging trends like climate change, whose intensifying effects in many developing countries already undermine so many adolescents’ well-being, and by labour trends, which reveal a profound lack of employment opportunities for young people, especially those in poor countries.

Anthony, D. (2011). Adolescence: An age of opportunity. New York, NY: United Nations Children’s Fund.

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