Wednesday, October 05, 2005

100 Million Illiterate and Unemployed Young Talents

"Today's youth are the best educated generation in history even though 130 million are still illiterate, according to a new U.N. report that urges greater investment to ensure universal primary schooling.

The U.N. World Youth Report 2005, which provided a snapshot of the 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24, found that more than 500 million youths live on less than $2 a day and a record 88 million who were seeking work are unemployed.

The report, produced by U.N. staff in collaboration with experts and young people, relied on global statistics from recent years provided by the United Nations, the World Bank and other sources. Because of reporting differences in various countries, the figures give a broad overview of the world's youth but are not definitive."

United Nations via AP and

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