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UN TO PHL: USE FILIPINO YOUTH TO EFFECT CHANGE, END POVERTY



The United Nations (UN) has urged the Philippines to take advantage of its Filipino youth to effect change and end poverty.

Titon Mitra, Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said “there are 1.4 billion people aged 10 to 24 years old in the world and 87% of the young people are in developing countries.”

Mitra added “700 million are in the Asia Pacific region and the Philippines has the third youngest people in the region.”

He underscored that the youth has a significant role in effecting change since the world has only 10 years left to implement the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which was adopted by the Philippines and other 193 countries.