Nelson Mandela International Day - 18 July

Future of Somalia depends on empowering youth

UNDP releases 2012 Somalia Human Development Report
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Children of the Galkayo Education Centre for Peace and Development, an ambitious education programme in Galkayo, SomaliaChildren of the Galkayo Education Centre for Peace and Development, an ambitious education programme in Galkayo, Somalia.
Photograph: UNESCO / Petterik Wiggers

The future of Somalia rests on empowering its large youth population, according the UN Development Programme's 2012 Somalia Human Development Report. The report was launched on the margins of the UN General Assembly's annual debate. It contains a Youth Charter developed by youth representatives from various regions in Somalia as well as from the Diaspora.

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