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    Changing the world: with children and for children.

    de la Barra X

    Habitat Debate. 2003 Jun; 9(2):[2] p..

    The developing world is experiencing the largest ever generation of children and youth. Around 1 billion people - one out of every six on the planet - are between 10 and 19 years of age, 85% of them in developing countries. Because of the considerable drop in fertility rates, the children of today will constitute the largest-ever generation of active people. This is perhaps the greatest development opportunity the world cannot afford to miss. The Convention of the Rights of the Child consolidates the position of children and adolescents as subjects of rights rather than objects of compassion. It also places families and states in a position of responsibility towards them, and gears adults to visualize children in relation to their potential, rather than to the demands they pose on society. They are the main source of inspiration, innovation, creative strength, new values, and of new dreams with which to build a prosperous and humane society. (excerpt)
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    Youth are an asset -- unemployment is the problem.

    Miller S

    Habitat Debate. 2003 Jun; 9(2):[3] p..

    There are more than 1 billion people in the world aged between 15 and 25. Nearly 40 per cent of the world's population is below the age of 20. Eighty-five per cent of them live in developing countries, where many are vulnerable to extreme poverty. And, the rate of urbanization is by far the greatest in developing countries. By 2015 it is expected that developing countries will account for over 75 per cent of the world's urban population. The International Labour Office estimates that globally around 74 million young women and men are unemployed. They account for 41 per cent of the 180 million people in the world without jobs. Many more young people are working long hours for low pay, struggling to eke out a living in the informal economy. There are an estimated 59 million young people between 15 and 17 years of age who are engaged in hazardous forms of work. Young people actively seeking to participate in the world of work are two to three times more likely than older generations to find themselves unemployed. (excerpt)
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    World's slums are growing - U.N. report.

    Monday Developments. 2003 Oct 20; 21(19):14.

    The number of people living in slums across the globe has now reached the 1 billion mark, 32 percent of the global urban population, and the number could double unless governments act swiftly, the United Nations said in its first assessment of the world's slums. The existence of slums is not inevitable, says United Nations Human Settlements Program Executive Director Anna K. Tibaijuka. The Challenge of Slums: Global Report on Human Settlements 2003", issued on World Habitat Day Oct. 6, shows that around the world at least 40 percent of settlements, which are home to at least 1 billion people, can be considered as slums. Seventy-one per cent of city- dwellers in sub-Saharan Africa live in slums, compared to 40 percent for Asia and six percent for developed nations. (excerpt)
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    Against all odds: Bolivia's water war. [En pos del agua: la dura lucha de Bolivia]

    Duciaume N

    Monday Developments. 2003 Sep 22; 21(17):1, 5.

    Unlike many regions that pit nations against each other in wars over water and sanitation, Bolivia's story tells of the government against its own people, the people against a multinational corporation and ultimately the corporation against the government. The battle over the water supply of Cochabamba, Bolivia's third largest city, has raged from countryside to the courts and is now being waged before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an arbitration body created by the World Bank. (excerpt)
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    'Literacy and gender equality are vital population-management tools'.

    Musoke JB

    Spotlight. 2003 May 30-Jun 5; 22(46):[6] p..

    J. Bill Musoke, Country Representatives of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has been in Nepal for more than couple of years. Musoke, who has been involved in the implementation and execution of the UNFPA's major programs, spoke to Keshab Poudel on various population-related issues. (excerpt)
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