India has world’s largest youth population, well ahead of China: UN report

India has world’s largest youth population, well ahead of China: UN report

United Nations: With 356 million 10-24 year-olds, India has the world’s largest youth population despite having a smaller population than China, a latest UN report said today. China is second with 269 million young people, followed by Indonesia (67 million), the US (65 million) and Pakistan (59 million), Nigeria with 57 million, Brazil with 51 million, and Bangladesh with 48 million, the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) State of the World’s Population report said.

It said that developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and protect their rights. Within this generation are 600 million adolescent girls with specific needs, challenges and aspirations for the future, the report said.

The report titled ‘The power of 1.8 billion’, said 28 percent of India’s population is 10 to 24 year-olds, adding that the youth population is growing fastest in the poorest nations.

As the world is home to 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 year, 9 in 10 of the world’s young population live in less developed countries.

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