Tomorrow is International Youth Day

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In 1999, the UN designated August 12 as International Youth Day. This year's theme is “Tackling Poverty Together”. If you'd like to mark the occasion with a trip around the Web:

The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 246 million children between 5 and 17 are engaged in child labour. Of these, nearly 70 per cent are working in hazardous conditions – in mines, with chemicals and pesticides in agriculture or with dangerous machinery. Some 73 million of them are less than 10 years old.

Look for the World Development Report 2007 to be released during the upcoming IMF-World Bank annual meeting in Singapore. This year's theme: youth.

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