The State of Urban Youth 2012/2013

Youth in the Prosperity of Cities
Oyebanji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka | UNHABITAT | 2013
The State of Urban Youth 2012/2013

The increasing prominence of the youth bulge in most urban areas presents a unique opportunity, as they represent the most dynamic human resource available. Their numbers today are larger than at any point in human history. Yet this group suffers the most from urban unemployment and often feels that they lack equal access to opportunities.

This is especially acute in developing countries, which have a relatively youthful population that must be mobilised to realise greater economic and social development goals.