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State of World Population 2008 - Youth Supplement

Generation of Change, Young People and Culture

  • Author: UNFPA
  • Publication date: November 2008
  • Page count: 52
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 08.III.H.2

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About the book

This third edition of the Youth Supplement to the State of the World Population Report 2008 addresses culture as it shapes and nurtures the lives of young people and shows how young people develop their own subcultures, which are often different from and may conflict with the dominant culture. It profiles the lives of young women and men from seven cultures, and states that programmes need to open space for dialogue between generations. The Supplement points out that culturally sensitive approaches should equip development programmes to help make human rights and gender equality a reality in all societies, and young people their most visible champions.