Chart: How Is the World's Youth Population Changing?


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The world's population is young: 42 percent of people are under the age of 25. In South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of people aged 12-24 has steadily risen to 525 million in 2015 - almost half the global youth population. The newly released Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 analyses this and other data related to the 17 SDGs.

Read more in "The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development"


May 20, 2018

Interested in youth issues globally

Collins Amoako
September 10, 2019

Researches showing the growing number of youth in the global population are fantastic. We need more of such to enable decision makers to make pragmatic policies towards youth

Shadogo Jeffrey
November 27, 2019

I am interested in youth issues Globally

Juliet Ampoful
October 25, 2021

I am an advocate for Global Schools Program ( Sustainble Development Goal under Education for Sustainble Development . United Nations .
I am impact students lives by incorporating SDGs in the school Curriculum .

Niyimurora dative
January 19, 2022

Youth power is needed in SDGs and in management of environment.i am interested in it