LDC Update (2013)

With the population of LDCs projected to double to 1.7 billion by 2050, the LDCs Report 2013 shows the need to generate more jobs and decent employment opportunities, particularly for young people, as it is expected that the youth population (aged 15 to 24 years) of LDCs will soar from 168 million in 2010 to 300 million by 2050. It is clear that if these stark demographic challenges are not addressed, we will see a rise in poverty, social instability and international emigration rates across the globe. – ESCAP’s Media Advisory No: N/27/2013