State of World Population Report 2016

10: How our future depends on a girl at this decisive age

No. of pages: 116

Publication date: October 2016

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

ISBN: 978-0-89714-999-0

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Where will the 10-year-old girl be at 25?

In 15 years, the lifespan of the 2030 Agenda, the 10-year-old girl will be 25. Will she still be left behind? Or will she be enjoying her human rights
and well-being, and exploring the many avenues open to her, knowing that, when her own daughter turns 10, she will experience more of the same?

Only the latter scenario will allow the world to truly claim that it transformed the course of development and met the challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Much depends on the choices many different people make, from parents to policymakers, educators to health-care professionals, economists to entrepreneurs, journalists to community leaders. We must all be involved. Today’s 10-year-old girl is already on the way to her future. And her future is our own.