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Liberia’s youthful population is an asset -. Amb Brown

Joseph T. Koon/Benjamin S. Taingay
Liberia's Permanent Representative TO THE u. u., Lewis Brown
Liberia's Permanent Representative TO THE u. u., Lewis Brown

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (U.N.), Lewis Brown, says the country’s youthful population is an asset to and opportunity for its development.

Ambassador Brown said youth unemployment remains a major challenge to the Government.

The Liberian Diplomat said the Liberian Government has made significant progress in addressing youth unemployment with the launch of the National Policy on Technical Vocational Education and Training in 2015.

According to a dispatch from New York, Ambassador Brown made the statement recently when he addressed the 3rd Committee of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly on social development.

He said Liberia, like other countries on the continent, has a youthful population with close to 80% below age of 35 and a growth rate of 2.1%, buttressed by a high fertility rate of 5.8%.

Ambassador Brown disclosed that in January 2016, Liberia launched the Agenda 2030, and set into motion the processes of aligning the country’s development agenda, “Liberia Rising: Vision 2030.”

Vision 2030 is an 18-year Plan inclusively framed to transform the country.



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