World's youth need education and training to prepare for future - Annan

Almost half the world's population are people younger than 25 who need investment in education and training now as they prepare to take care of both their children and their parents, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Anan said today in a message to mark the fifth International Youth Day.

World's youth better off today - UN report

The world's youth are better off today than earlier generations, although many are still severely hindered by a lack of education, poverty, health problems, unemployment and the impact of conflict, the United Nations says in a new report released today, the first to examine the global situation of young people.