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ISBN-10: 9211011493

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According to the United Nations Population Fund’s assessment of progress toward the second Millennium Development Goal publicized on the occasion of World Population Day, 11 July 2006, while there has been a steady and continuing increase since 1995 in the global figures of young people who complete primary school, there remain 130 million children who are not in school and 133 million who are illiterate. 8. See the Pocket - World in Figures - 2005 Edition, The Economist in Association with Profile Books LTD, London, 2004.

16 29 Promoting participation: Involving young people in community councils, youth organizations and governing bodies of civil society organizations and institutions can provide young people with unique platforms to take on constructive roles in their communities. Globally, youth representation experienced renewed growth in recent years through the convening of regional youth platforms. These networks provide opportunities for initiatives such as an Alliance of Civilizations to gather input from, and assist in the mobilization of youth from diverse cultural, religious, and national backgrounds.

19 19  e East-West Institute and the Harvard School of Public Health are already working toward this end and Th are thus likely partners to advance it. 42 Alliance of Civilizations: Report of the High-level Group 6. Governments, media organizations and civil society should work together to develop programs that promote the Internet as an instrument of cross-cultural dialogue. The Internet is a key tool of information, providing a window to global media coverage and a wide range of resources. That is why it is critical, in our view, that access to the Internet be significantly broadened (see Education Recommendation no.

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